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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj.


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  • He was a large, powerful man, prone to sudden rushes of anger over little things, and of unfailing good-humor under the stress and strain of big things.


  • A spasm of anger wrought on his face for a flashing instant, but in the next his good-humor was back again.

    Chapter III

  • On my remarking upon the limited character of his quarters, the Count replied, with great good-humor, that they were all right, and that he should get along well enough.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • All energy, charisma and good-humor, the multi-talented Harris filled the stage at Radio City Music Hall and held his own in the company of such intimidating legends as Liza Minnelli, Elton John, Dolly Parton, Angela Lansbury and Jane Fonda, not to mention the high-octane casts of Billy Elliott, Hair, West Side Story and Rock of Ages.

    Neil Patrick Harris Steals the Spotlight at the Tony Awards

  • He was living the same quality of friendly good-humor with a long-time friend, with a New York Times bestseller, with a Hollywood actress, with the hotel staff, and - I am delighted to say-with Chameli and myself.

    Arjuna Ardagh: The Real Deal

  • Her brother lent himself with malicious good-humor to the divagations of her rather eccentric wanderings.

    The Ball at Sceaux

  • After exhausting the good-humor even of the most indifferent, he had resolved to take advantage of a moment when the Comtesse de Gondreville seemed to be at liberty, to ask her the name of the mysterious lady, when he perceived a little space left clear between the pedestal of the candelabrum and the two sofas, which ended in that corner.

    Domestic Peace

  • In the meanwhile both Amyas and Frank, ignoring the silence of their guests with the most provoking good-humor, chatted, and joked, and told stories, and made themselves such good company, that Will

    Westward Ho!

  • “Why, you would always be together,” said the former diplomat, with comic good-humor.

    Modeste Mignon

  • But his large lips, the outline of his face, and the easy good-humor of his manner soon showed that his nature was a kindly one.

    A Start in Life


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