good books


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good books

Favorable, kindly, or approving regard or treatment. Usually used in the phrase "in someone's good books" or some variation thereof. John's been in my good books ever since he helped get me out of debt. I was out of Mary's good books for a while after I lost her cat.
See also: book, good
References in classic literature ?
Most men are satisfied if they read or hear read, and perchance have been convicted by the wisdom of one good book, the Bible, and for the rest of their lives vegetate and dissipate their faculties in what is called easy reading.
I took my dingy volume by the scroop, and hurled it into the dog- kennel, vowing I hated a good book. Heathcliff kicked his to the same place.
"That is all very true," said the Adversary, "but you taught by example that a verb should not agree with its subject in person and number, whereas the Good Book says that contention is worse than a dinner of herbs.
they are like children, train 'em up in the way they should go, as the good book says, and when they are old they will not depart from it, if they have a chance."
Run to the house and get some sort of a good book. Anything will do.'
Poor Mark will be glad of the half-crown, and perhaps of the good book too; and if the Rector does steal Miss Rosalie's heart, it will only humble her pride a little; and if they do get married at last, it will only save her from a worse fate; and she will be quite a good enough partner for him, and he for her.'
Most of her hearers knew little of Carlyle or Emerson, or they might have remembered that the one said, "We are all poets when we read a poem well," and the other, "'T is the good reader makes the good book."
And Friar Tuck, hold yourself in readiness, good book in hand, at the church.
I haven't given up the hope that I may write a good book yet, but I can wait, and I'm sure it will be all the better for such experiences and illustrations as these." And Jo pointed from the lively lads in the distance to her father, leaning on the Professor's arm, as they walked to and fro in the sunshine, deep in one of the conversations which both enjoyed so much, and then to her mother, sitting enthroned among her daughters, with their children in her lap and at her feet, as if all found help and happiness in the face which never could grow old to them.
We's doin' blame' well, en we better let blame' well alone, as de good book says.
Spare the rod and spile the child, as the Good Book says.
"It is written in the good book," said Monte Cristo, "that the sins of the fathers shall fall upon their children to the third and fourth generation.
According to the organizers book reading is becoming quite out dated and reading good books is almost at extinction.Buying books is becoming difficult for book lovers and getting books published is even more difficult,but reading good literature poetry prose becomes essential among people to celebrate an evening for books, he remarked.
FRANCE tried to "get into the Germans' good books" by collaborating in the Nazi Holocaust, a historian claims.
'[In] reading these stories of good books, we learn to enter the intimacy of a culture in the most secret aspects of the personality of human beings.