goodly goodly  /ˈɡʊd li/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) large in amount or extent or degree

Usage(s):

  1. For the part of humanity that reads--that's still a goodly chunk, by the way--McEwan's new book is a major event.
  2. When the network belatedly went after the youth market in 1974, it managed to alienate a goodly portion of its once loyal older audience.
  3. On solar system scales, a close approach is still a goodly distance 35 million miles in 2003 which means that the rovers needed seven months to get where they were going.

News

  • HBO Trailer Mania: Eastbound & Down, Larry David’s Clear History, More Newsroom

    HBO debuted a goodly amount of teasers on Sunday, perhaps to ease the pain of Game of Thrones going dark until season four. Among the pack are The Newsroom, Boardwalk Empire, the undead Eastbound & Down, Larry David and Greg Mottola's movie Clear History, and Stephen Merchant's Hello Ladies.The meatiest ... More »
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Vulture

Quotes

  1. In his free time, Pollak said, the poker variant Texas Hold 'Em has become "a goodly part of my life."
    on Mar 11, 2009 By: Kevin Pollak Source: The State Journal-Register

  2. "This idea that it's late, guys, and you've got to pass it, and you've got to do it or nothing, I'm afraid a lot of people are overestimating the willingness of a goodly number of members of Congress to play chicken," Kanjorski said.
    on Dec 6, 2008 By: Paul Kanjorski Source: Baltimore Sun

  3. "I always paid attention to his career. He is one of my heroes, and I agree with him on a goodly number things," specifically the right to life, Scully said.
    on Oct 30, 2008 By: John Sculley Source: Wauconda Courier

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