a good

a good

this much or more of a specific amount It's a good half hour's walk to the stadium from here.
See also: good
References in classic literature ?
Then he who is a good keeper of anything is also a good thief?
Little John, it must be confessed, did not make a good servant.
And thou pratest like a coward," answered the stranger, "for thou standest there with a good yew bow to shoot at my heart, while I have nought in my hand but a plain blackthorn staff wherewith to meet thee.
He was a good deal knocked about, but soon came to himself.
Rose has stood by him like a good one, and it's no wonder he likes to have her round best.
I always tell my girl when we talk about a husband for her, never to trust to chance, but to make sure beforehand that she has a good man and true, and then chance will neither make her nor break her.
It takes a good deal of time and I am glad people can talk without stoping to spell.
It hardly becomes so young a man as I am to talk much about farming to you, who are most of you so much older, and are men of experience; still, I have interested myself a good deal in such matters, and learned as much about them as my opportunities have allowed; and when the course of events shall place the estate in my hands, it will be my first desire to afford my tenants all the encouragement a landlord can give them, in improving their land and trying to bring about a better practice of husbandry.
The desire of society for the statesman's advice is taken for granted, Plato in the Republic says that a good constitution is only possible when the ruler does not want to rule; where men contend for power, where they have not learnt to distinguish between the art of getting hold of the helm of state and the art of steering, which alone is statesmanship, true politics is impossible.
In a good lord there must first be a good animal, at least to the extent of yielding the incomparable advantage of animal spirits.
if people knew what a comfort to horses a light hand is, and how it keeps a good mouth and a good temper, they surely would not chuck, and drag, and pull at the rein as they often do.
My father never changed, and he preached plain moral sermons without arguments, and was a good man-- few better.
SOCRATES: I have not a good memory, Meno, and therefore I cannot now tell what I thought of him at the time.
I have promised my kind Fairy to become a good boy, and I want to keep my word.
Even Polly seemed impressed, for he called her a good girl, blessed her buttons, and begged her to "come and take a walk, dear", in his most affable tone.