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good word

1. A friendly, amiable, and positive regard for someone or something. He was my favorite professor, always a smile on his face and a good word for everybody. I don't understand why she stays in the same job if she never has a good word to say about it.
2. Positive or favorable information. I just got the good word from the realtor—we got the house!
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good word

1. A favorable comment: She put in a good word for me.
2. Favorable news.
See also: good, word
References in classic literature ?
Discretion of speech, is more than eloquence; and to speak agreeably to him, with whom we deal, is more than to speak in good words, or in good order.
And afterwards, from Spider, and Pat, and C]am, and Johnny Heinhold, and others, came the tips that Old Scratch liked me and had nothing but good words for the fine lad I was.
I would have given them good words, but there was no room for it, two fiery dragons could not have been more furious than they were; they tore my clothes, bullied and roared as if they would have murdered me; the mistress of the house came next, and then the master, and all outrageous, for a while especially.
When he came in from hunting, and found that we had been driven away, he gave up all his wages, and followed us, that he might speak good words for us to the white captain."
Bingley will be very glad to see you; and I will send a few lines by you to assure him of my hearty consent to his marrying whichever he chooses of the girls; though I must throw in a good word for my little Lizzy."
I never saw a man unbuckle harness so quickly as he did, and with a pat and a good word he led me to a long stable, with six or eight stalls in it, and two or three horses.
"And I should have lived a coward forever," declared the Lion, "and no beast in all the forest would have had a good word to say to me."
The friar took Robin Hood on his back, Deep water he did bestride, And spake neither good word nor bad, Till he came at the other side.
"When did you ever say a good word to them?" I answered.
She says, "Take your hands away, Huckleberry; what a mess you are always making!" The widow put in a good word for me, but that warn't going to keep off the bad luck, I knowed that well enough.
I shall speak a good word for you to all the young men, you may depend upon it."
He has a good word for the virtues, he patronizes the Christian graces, he pats humble merit on the head; he has even explosions of indignation against the insolence and pride of birth, and purse-pride.
Depend on my putting in a good word for you, if I can; and wait to hear from me further at the hotel."
You haven't a good word for anybody - friends and strangers, equals and inferiors - it's all the same.
That was a good word of thine, Mopo, which taught me to set the snare for them; yet methought I saw thee start when Nobela, queen of the witch-doctresses, switched death on thee.