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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Good \Good\, a. [Compar. {Better}; superl. {Best}. These words,
     though used as the comparative and superlative of good, are
     from a different root.] [AS. G[=o]d, akin to D. goed, OS.
     g[=o]d, OHG. guot, G. gut, Icel. g[=o][eth]r, Sw. & Dan. god,
     Goth. g[=o]ds; prob. orig., fitting, belonging together, and
     akin to E. gather. [root]29 Cf. {Gather}.]


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     1. Possessing desirable qualities; adapted to answer the end
        designed; promoting success, welfare, or happiness;
        serviceable; useful; fit; excellent; admirable;
        commendable; not bad, corrupt, evil, noxious, offensive,
        or troublesome, etc.
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              And God saw everything that he had made, and behold,
              it was very good.                     --Gen. i. 31.
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              Good company, good wine, good welcome. --Shak.
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     2. Possessing moral excellence or virtue; virtuous; pious;
        religious; -- said of persons or actions.
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              In all things showing thyself a pattern of good
              works.                                --Tit. ii. 7.
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     3. Kind; benevolent; humane; merciful; gracious; polite;
        propitious; friendly; well-disposed; -- often followed by
        to or toward, also formerly by unto.
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              The men were very good unto us.       --1 Sam. xxv.
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     4. Serviceable; suited; adapted; suitable; of use; to be
        relied upon; -- followed especially by for.
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              All quality that is good for anything is founded
              originally in merit.                  --Collier.
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     5. Clever; skillful; dexterous; ready; handy; -- followed
        especially by at.
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              He . . . is a good workman; a very good tailor.
                                                    --Shak.
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              Those are generally good at flattering who are good
              for nothing else.                     --South.
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     6. Adequate; sufficient; competent; sound; not fallacious;
        valid; in a commercial sense, to be depended on for the
        discharge of obligations incurred; having pecuniary
        ability; of unimpaired credit.
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              My reasons are both good and weighty. --Shak.
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              My meaning in saying he is a good man is . . . that
              he is sufficient . . . I think I may take his bond.
                                                    --Shak.
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     7. Real; actual; serious; as in the phrases in good earnest;
        in good sooth.
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              Love no man in good earnest.          --Shak.
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     8. Not small, insignificant, or of no account; considerable;
        esp., in the phrases a good deal, a good way, a good
        degree, a good share or part, etc.
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     9. Not lacking or deficient; full; complete.
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              Good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and
              running over.                         --Luke vi. 38.
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     10. Not blemished or impeached; fair; honorable; unsullied;
         as in the phrases a good name, a good report, good
         repute, etc.
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               A good name is better than precious ointment.
                                                    --Eccl. vii.
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     {As good as}. See under {As}.
  
     {For good}, or {For good and all}, completely and finally;
        fully; truly.
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              The good woman never died after this, till she came
              to die for good and all.              --L'Estrange.
  
     {Good breeding}, polite or polished manners, formed by
        education; a polite education.
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              Distinguished by good humor and good breeding.
                                                    --Macaulay.
  
     {Good cheap}, literally, good bargain; reasonably cheap.
  
     {Good consideration} (Law).
         (a) A consideration of blood or of natural love and
             affection. --Blackstone.
         (b) A valuable consideration, or one which will sustain a
             contract.
  
     {Good fellow}, a person of companionable qualities.
        [Familiar]
  
     {Good folk}, {or Good people}, fairies; brownies; pixies,
        etc. [Colloq. Eng. & Scot.]
  
     {Good for nothing}.
         (a) Of no value; useless; worthless.
         (b) Used substantively, an idle, worthless person.
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                   My father always said I was born to be a good
                   for nothing.                     --Ld. Lytton.
  
     {Good Friday}, the Friday of Holy Week, kept in some churches
        as a fast, in memoory of our Savior's passion or
        suffering; the anniversary of the crucifixion.
  
     {Good humor}, or {Good-humor}, a cheerful or pleasant temper
        or state of mind.
  
     {Good humor man}, a travelling vendor who sells Good Humor
        ice-cream (or some similar ice-cream) from a small
        refrigerated truck; he usually drives slowly through
        residential neighborhoods in summertime, loudly playing
        some distinctive recorded music to announce his presence.
        [U. S.]
  
     {Good nature}, or {Good-nature}, habitual kindness or
        mildness of temper or disposition; amiability; state of
        being in good humor.
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              The good nature and generosity which belonged to his
              character.                            --Macaulay.
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              The young count's good nature and easy
              persuadability were among his best characteristics.
                                                    --Hawthorne.
  
     {Good people}. See {Good folk} (above).
  
     {Good speed}, good luck; good success; godspeed; -- an old
        form of wishing success. See {Speed}.
  
     {Good turn}, an act of kidness; a favor.
  
     {Good will}.
         (a) Benevolence; well wishing; kindly feeling.
         (b) (Law) The custom of any trade or business; the
             tendency or inclination of persons, old customers and
             others, to resort to an established place of
             business; the advantage accruing from tendency or
             inclination.
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                   The good will of a trade is nothing more than
                   the probability that the old customers will
                   resort to the old place.         --Lord Eldon.
  
     {In good time}.
         (a) Promptly; punctually; opportunely; not too soon nor
             too late.
         (b) (Mus.) Correctly; in proper time.
  
     {To hold good}, to remain true or valid; to be operative; to
        remain in force or effect; as, his promise holds good; the
        condition still holds good.
  
     {To make good}, to fulfill; to establish; to maintain; to
        supply (a defect or deficiency); to indemmify; to prove or
        verify (an accusation); to prove to be blameless; to
        clear; to vindicate.
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              Each word made good and true.         --Shak.
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              Of no power to make his wishes good.  --Shak.
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              I . . . would by combat make her good. --Shak.
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              Convenient numbers to make good the city. --Shak.
  
     {To think good}, to approve; to be pleased or satisfied with;
        to consider expedient or proper.
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              If ye think good, give me my price; and if not,
              forbear.                              --Zech. xi.
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     Note: Good, in the sense of wishing well, is much used in
           greeting and leave-taking; as, good day, good night,
           good evening, good morning, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Good \Good\, n.
     1. That which possesses desirable qualities, promotes
        success, welfare, or happiness, is serviceable, fit,
        excellent, kind, benevolent, etc.; -- opposed to evil.
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              There be many that say, Who will show us any good ?
                                                    --Ps. iv. 6.
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     2. Advancement of interest or happiness; welfare; prosperity;
        advantage; benefit; -- opposed to harm, etc.
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              The good of the whole community can be promoted only
              by advancing the good of each of the members
              composing it.                         --Jay.
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     3. pl. Wares; commodities; chattels; -- formerly used in the
        singular in a collective sense. In law, a comprehensive
        name for almost all personal property as distinguished
        from land or real property. --Wharton.
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              He hath made us spend much good.      --Chaucer.
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              Thy lands and goods
              Are, by the laws of Venice, confiscate
              Unto the state of Venice.             --Shak.
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     {Dress goods}, {Dry goods}, etc. See in the Vocabulary.
  
     {Goods engine}, a freight locomotive. [Eng.]
  
     {Goods train}, a freight train. [Eng.]
  
     {Goods wagon}, a freight car [Eng.] See the Note under {Car},
        n., 2.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Good \Good\, adv.
     Well, -- especially in the phrase as good, with a following
     as expressed or implied; equally well with as much advantage
     or as little harm as possible.
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           As good almost kill a man as kill a good book.
                                                    --Milton.
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     {As good as}, in effect; virtually; the same as.
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              They who counsel ye to such a suppressing, do as
              good as bid ye suppress yourselves.   --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Good \Good\, v. t.
     1. To make good; to turn to good. [Obs.]
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     2. To manure; to improve. [Obs.] --Bp. Hall. Good-by

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

  good
       adj 1: having desirable or positive qualities especially those
              suitable for a thing specified; "good news from the
              hospital"; "a good report card"; "when she was good
              she was very very good"; "a good knife is one good for
              cutting"; "this stump will make a good picnic table";
              "a good check"; "a good joke"; "a good exterior
              paint"; "a good secretary"; "a good dress for the
              office" [ant: {bad}]
       2: having the normally expected amount; "gives full measure";
          "gives good measure"; "a good mile from here" [syn: {full}]
       3: morally admirable [ant: {evil}]
       4: deserving of esteem and respect; "all respectable companies
          give guarantees"; "ruined the family's good name" [syn: {estimable},
           {honorable}, {respectable}]
       5: promoting or enhancing well-being; "an arms limitation
          agreement beneficial to all countries"; "the beneficial
          effects of a temperate climate"; "the experience was good
          for her" [syn: {beneficial}]
       6: superior to the average; "in fine spirits"; "a fine
          student"; "made good grades"; "morale was good"; "had good
          weather for the parade" [syn: {fine}]
       7: agreeable or pleasing; "we all had a good time"; "good
          manners"
       8: of moral excellence; "a genuinely good person"; "a just
          cause"; "an upright and respectable man"; "the life of the
          nation is secure only while the nation is honest,
          truthful, and virtuous"- Frederick Douglass [syn: {just},
          {upright}, {virtuous}]
       9: having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude; "adept
          in handicrafts"; "an adept juggler"; "an expert job"; "a
          good mechanic"; "a practiced marksman"; "a proficient
          engineer"; "a lesser-known but no less skillful composer";
          "the effect was achieved by skillful retouching" [syn: {adept},
           {expert}, {practiced}, {proficient}, {skillful}, {skilful}]
       10: thorough; "had a good workout"; "gave the house a good
           cleaning"
       11: with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good
           friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear"
           [syn: {dear}, {near}]
       12: having or showing or arising from a desire to promote the
           welfare or happiness of others; "his benevolent smile";
           "a benevolent nature" [syn: {benevolent}] [ant: {malevolent}]
       13: financially sound; "a good investment"; "a secure
           investment" [syn: {dependable}, {safe}, {secure}]
       14: most suitable or right for a particular purpose; "a good
           time to plant tomatoes"; "the right time to act"; "the
           time is ripe for great sociological changes" [syn: {right},
            {ripe}]
       15: resulting favorably; "its a good thing that I wasn't there";
           "it is good that you stayed"; "it is well that no one saw
           you"; "all's well that ends well" [syn: {well(p)}]
       16: exerting force or influence; "the law is effective
           immediately"; "a warranty good for two years"; "the law
           is already in effect (or in force)" [syn: {effective}, {in
           effect(p)}, {in force(p)}]
       17: feeling healthy and free of aches and pains; "I feel good"
           [syn: {good(p)}]
       18: capable of pleasing; "good looks"
       19: appealing to the mind; "good music"; "a serious book" [syn:
           {serious}]
       20: in excellent physical condition; "good teeth"; "I still have
           one good leg"; "a sound mind in a sound body" [syn: {sound}]
       21: tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to
           health; "beneficial effects of a balanced diet"; "a good
           night's sleep"; "the salutary influence of pure air"
           [syn: {beneficial}, {salutary}]
       22: not forged; "a good dollar bill"
       23: not left to spoil; "the meat is still good" [syn: {unspoiled},
            {unspoilt}]
       24: generally admired; "good taste"
       n 1: benefit; "for your own good"; "what's the good of worrying?"
       2: moral excellence or admirableness; "there is much good to be
          found in people" [syn: {goodness}] [ant: {evil}, {evil}]
       3: that which is good or valuable or useful; "weigh the good
          against the bad"; "among the highest goods of all are
          happiness and self-realization" [syn: {goodness}] [ant: {bad},
           {bad}]
       adv 1: (often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or
              satisfactory manner or to a high standard (`good' is a
              nonstandard dialectal variant for `well'); "the
              children behaved well"; "a task well done"; "the party
              went well"; "he slept well"; "a well-argued thesis";
              "a well-planned party"; "the baby can walk pretty
              good" [syn: {well}] [ant: {ill}]
       2: in a complete and thorough manner (`good' is sometimes used
          informally for `thoroughly'); "he was soundly defeated";
          "we beat him good" [syn: {thoroughly}, {soundly}]
       [also: {better}, {best}]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:

  666 Moby Thesaurus words for "good":
     Christian, Christlike, Christly, Daedalian, God-fearing, OK, Roger,
     Sunday, able to pay, absolutely, acceptable, accomplished,
     according to Hoyle, ace, actual, adept, adequate, admirable,
     admissible, adroit, advantage, advantageous, advisable, affable,
     affectionate, agreeable, all right, all-knowing, all-powerful,
     all-seeing, all-wise, allowable, almighty, alright, alrighty,
     amazing, ambrosial, amen, amiable, amicable, ample, angelic,
     appropriate, approving, apt, artistic, as you say, assets,
     assuredly, attractive, auspicious, authentic, authoritative, avail,
     aye, bad, balanced, barely sufficient, becoming, befitting, behalf,
     behoof, believable, belongings, benediction, beneficent,
     beneficial, benefit, benevolent, benign, benignant, benignantly,
     benignly, benison, best, binding, blameless, blessing, blissful,
     bon, bona fide, bonny, boon, boundless, bracing, brave, bravura,
     braw, bright, brilliant, brotherly, bueno, by all means, candid,
     capital, card-carrying, careful, certainly, champion, changeless,
     charitable, chaste, chattels, cheerful, choice, clean, clever,
     cloth, cogent, commendable, commensurate, commodities, company,
     compassionate, compatible, compelling, competent, complaisant,
     complete, complimentary, condign, congenial, congruous,
     considerable, considerate, consistent, constitutional, consumable,
     convenient, convincing, coordinated, cordial, correct,
     corresponding, crack, crackerjack, cracking, creating, creative,
     credible, creditable, crucial, cunning, cute, da, daedal, dainty,
     decent, decorous, defensible, deft, delectable, delicate,
     delicious, delightful, dependable, deserved, desirable, dexterous,
     dextrous, dinkum, diplomatic, due, dulcet, edible, effects,
     elegant, elevated, en rapport, encomiastic, enjoyable, enough,
     enthusiastic, equal to, equitable, erect, established, esteemed,
     estimable, eternal, eternally the same, ethical, eulogistic, even,
     evenhanded, everlasting, exactly, excellent, exemplary, expedient,
     expert, exquisite, extensive, extraordinary, fab, fabric, fabulous,
     fair, fair and pleasant, fair and square, famous, fancy, fantastic,
     favorable, favorably, favoring, feasible, felicific, felicitous,
     fine, first-class, first-rate, fit, fitten, fitting, flattering,
     following the letter, fortunate, fraternal, freight, fresh,
     friendly, fructuous, full, full of integrity, full of promise,
     gain, gear, genial, gentle, genuine, gifted, glorious, godlike,
     godly, godly-minded, godsend, golden, good enough, good for,
     good to eat, good-hearted, good-tasting, goodish, goodly, goodness,
     goods, graceful, gracious, grand, grateful, gratifying, great,
     groovy, gustable, gusty, hallowed, handy, happy, harmonious,
     health-enhancing, health-preserving, healthful, healthy, hear,
     heart-warming, heavenly, helpful, high-minded, high-mindedness,
     high-principled, highest, highly respectable, holy, holy-minded,
     honest, honest-to-God, honesty, honeyed, honorable, honorableness,
     human, humane, humanely, humanly, hygeian, hygienic, immaculate,
     immortal, immutable, inartificial, indeed, indeedy, infinite,
     ingenious, integrity, interest, invigorating, inviolate,
     irreproachable, ja, juicy, just, just so, justifiable, justified,
     kind, kindhearted, kindheartedly, kindly, kindly-disposed,
     knockout, kosher, lares and penates, large, laudable, laudatory,
     law-abiding, law-loving, law-revering, lawful, legal, legitimate,
     level, lifelike, likable, likely, limitless, line, literal, lofty,
     logical, loving, lucky, luminous, luscious, lush, magisterial,
     mais oui, majestic, making, manly, masterful, masterly, material,
     meet, meet and right, mellifluous, mellow, merchandise, merciful,
     merit, merited, minimal, minimum, moral, morality, most assuredly,
     movables, natural, naturalistic, naturally, naturellement, neat,
     nectareous, nectarous, needed, nice, nicely, no mean, nobility,
     noble, normal, normative, numinous, obedient, of course,
     of good omen, of gourmet quality, of happy portent, of promise,
     okay, omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient, one, opportune, orderly,
     original, otherworldly, oui, outstanding, palatable, paraphernalia,
     passable, penetrating, permanent, permissible, perpetual,
     personal property, pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable, pleasureful,
     plenty, plenty good enough, politic, positive, positively,
     possessions, precisely, principled, probity, produce, professional,
     proficient, profit, profitable, promising, proper, propitious,
     proportionate, prosperity, prosperous, pure, pure in heart,
     purehearted, quick, quite, quite some, radiant, rather, ready,
     real, realistic, really, recommendable, rectitude, refreshing,
     regal, reliable, reputable, resourceful, respectable, respected,
     rewarding, right, right and proper, right-minded, righteous,
     righteousness, rightful, righto, royal, sacred, safe, saintlike,
     saintly, salubrious, salutary, sanitary, sapid, satisfactory,
     satisfying, savorous, savory, scrumptious, seasonable, secure,
     see you later, seemly, self-consistent, sensible, seraphic,
     serious, shapely, shaping, simon-pure, simple, sincere, sizable,
     sizeable, skilled, skillful, slick, smart, smashing, softhearted,
     softheartedly, solicitous, solid, solvent, some, sortable, sound,
     sovereign, spiritual, spiritual-minded, splendid, spotless, square,
     stainless, statesmanlike, sterling, stock, straight, stuff,
     stylish, substantial, succulent, sufficient, sufficient for,
     sufficing, suitable, superb, superior, supreme, sure, sure thing,
     sure-enough, surely, sweet, sympathetic, sympathizing, tactful,
     talented, tangibles, tasty, tender, tenderhearted, tenderheartedly,
     terrific, textile, the compleat, the complete, things, thorough,
     timeless, timely, to be desired, to be sure, tolerable, tonic,
     toothsome, toward, true to life, true to nature, true to reality,
     true-dealing, true-devoted, true-disposing, true-souled,
     true-spirited, truehearted, truly, trustworthy, ubiquitous,
     unadulterated, unaffected, unassumed, unassuming, unbelievable,
     unblemished, unbounded, unchanging, uncolored, unconcocted,
     uncopied, uncorrupt, uncorrupted, uncounterfeited, undefiled,
     undefined, undisguised, undisguising, undistorted, unearthly,
     unexaggerated, unfabricated, unfanciful, unfeigned, unfeigning,
     unfictitious, unflattering, unimagined, unimitated, unimpeachable,
     unindebted, uninvented, unlimited, unpretended, unpretending,
     unqualified, unromantic, unsimulated, unspecious, unspotted,
     unstained, unsullied, unsynthetic, untarnished, unvarnished,
     unworldly, up to, upright, uprighteous, upstanding, use, useful,
     usefulness, valid, vendibles, verbal, verbatim, veridical,
     verisimilar, very good, very well, virtue, virtuoso, virtuous,
     virtuousness, wares, warm, warmhearted, warmheartedly, warmly,
     warrantable, warranted, weighty, welcome, welfare, well,
     well and good, well-behaved, well-being, well-disposed, well-done,
     well-founded, well-grounded, well-mannered, well-proportioned,
     well-thought-of, well-timed, wholesome, why yes, wicked, wise,
     wonderful, word-for-word, workmanlike, world of good, worth,
     worthwhile, worthy, yard goods, yea, yeah, yeomanly, yep, yes,
     yes indeed, yes indeedy, yes sir, yes sirree, yummy
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (27 SEP 03) [foldoc]:

  GOOD
       
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From THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARY ((C)1911 Released April 15 1993) [devils]:

  GOOD, adj.  Sensible, madam, to the worth of this present writer. 
  Alive, sir, to the advantages of letting him alone.
  
  

















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