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We saw a really good movie last night.
They were all dressed in their best clothes.
These dishes are too good to use every day.
How good is his English?
Francine was a very good cook.
Bob is pretty good at fixing things.
This rock will make a good paperweight.
Electric cars are good for driving around town.
Dad gave me some really good advice.
This is surely the best argument against the death penalty.
Give me one good reason why I should lend you money.
Now would be a good time to ask for a raise.
What’s the best way to get to the freeway from here?
George had always tried to lead a good life.
It would be good if you gave the money back.
Ruth’s children are always so good.
He sat there as good as gold the whole time.
Be a good boy and play quietly.
a good Catholic
Helen’s parents were always good to us.
Sheryl’s brother has been good about helping out with the new baby.
It was so good of you to come.
We had such a good time in Las Vegas.
A hot bath would feel good about now.
One more piece of good news: Beth had a baby girl!
It’s good to finally meet you.
“How are you today?” “Good, and you?”
I don’t feel very good – I’m going to lie down.
Exercise is good for you.
It’s not good to eat so much junk food.
He earns a good salary as a consultant.
The library has a good selection of computer books.
Do you think the eggs are still good?
“They should be here in half an hour.” “Good.”
Oh, good, you remembered to buy the milk.
He comes from a very good family.
Your accent doesn’t make you better than me.
Tammy has a good job at the post office.
They made some good investments.
Twenty dollars is a good price for jeans.
We got a good deal on our airplane tickets.
a good joke/story
I guess now’s as good a time as any to tell Dad about the car.
They said they would adopt an internationally recognized system, and they were as good as their word.
Have you done your homework? Good girl.
The house cost a good deal more than we expected.
There’s still a good deal of work to do before we’re finished.
You want to join the army do you? Good for you.
Good Heavens, is that the time?
“The doctor says she’s got pneumonia.” “Good grief!”
Good old Margaret, she’s always there when you need her.
We had a good old talk.
It’s a good thing you called – Mom was starting to get worried.
The rebels made good on their promise to release the 370 hostages.
“I’m sorry I’m late.” “It’s just not good enough. It’s the second day in a row.”
If you think the deal they are offering is too good to be true, it probably is.
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