from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. commendation; favorable account.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. good news
  • n. something that recommends (or expresses commendation of) a person or thing as worthy or desirable


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  • He'd received a phone call yesterday from a Father Grady, Shelley's assistant or bum-boy or whatever, suggesting that a show of penitence might motivate certain powerful parties to put a good word in with previous and potential employers.

    Boiling a Frog

  • He was known to be a very useful servant to them, especially in the night (when he was fierce as a lion; but in the day the gentlest, lovingest creature that could be), and, as they said, all the neighbours had a good word for this dog.

    From London to Land's End

  • "Young man, I heard just now at the breakfast table, from Judge Gaston, a good word for you."

    Memoirs of W. W. Holden,

  • It was the first good word Frebec had ever said about Ayla.

    The Mammoth Hunters

  • They will advertise us, I dare say, and say a good word for us, and we gave them presents,

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson

  • There was wild cheering at the news, and Mr Frere took the opportunity to slip in a good word for the government.

    Flying Colours

  • "Reckon" is a good word peculiar to the South and so is "Tote."

    The adventures of two Alabama boys,

  • The Marquesa de Moya, wife of his friend Cabrera, took a great liking to him; and as she was one of the oldest and closest friends of the Queen, it is likely that she spoke many a good word for Columbus in Isabella's ear.

    Christopher Columbus

  • I felt very proud yesterday when I read T. R.'s good word in the

    The Life and Letters of Walter H Page

  • The good word lasts forever: the impure word can only buoy itself in the gross gas that now envelops us, and will sink altogether to ground as that works itself clear in the everlasting effort of God.

    The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol. I


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