a good deal


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a good deal

A large degree or amount, usually indefinite or intangible. There's a good deal to be learned from listening to your elders. I own a good deal of books at home; they're starting to clutter up the place.
See also: deal, good

a good deal

Also, a great deal. See under good deal.
See also: deal, good
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He might help me a good deal in carrying out my ideas.
The hearing of all this, and a good deal more, outlasted the banquet some time.
There was a good deal of rustling and whispering behind the curtain, a trifle of lamp smoke, and an occasional giggle from Amy, who was apt to get hysterical in the excitement of the moment.
The procession moved with a good deal of promptness.
But that could hardly be so, even in Blackburg, where things certainly did occur that were a good deal out of the common.
This gift Jenny had a good deal improved by erudition.
There was a good deal of ferrying, as you hear; the sea in all this part running deep into the mountains and winding about their roots.
So I walk a little in the garden or down that lovely lane, sit on the porch under the roses, and lie down up here a good deal.
He was also a good deal in debt: it was difficult to live in London like a gentleman on three hundred a year; and his heart yearned for the Venice and Florence which John Ruskin had so magically described.
Maud used to beg to come to tea, and Polly, glad to do anything for those who had done a good deal for her, made a point of calling for the little girl as they came home from their walk, or sending Will to escort her in the carriage, which Maud always managed to secure if bad weather threatened to quench her hopes.
that depends a good deal upon the person, you know, Mr.
No; I usually find that I have a good deal less than I had in the beginning.
You've had a good deal of schooling, however; I suppose you're pretty well up in accounts, eh?
Elizabeth was a good deal pacified with this assurance, and suffered her father to leave her, to fulfil his promise to Hiram.
He was a good deal knocked about, but soon came to himself.