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  • v. To achieve substantial success in life, often in business.
  • v. : To complete successfully.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. act as promised


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  • And remember that a person-in-training will eat more than the average individual—but you can still make good choices, even when you are eating more.

    The Flex Diet

  • Delilah waited for Lieutenant Giardello to finish his line about Italians being a cruel people, but they make good pasta so it balances out.

    Something Unpredictable

  • Packard cites Brooks Stevens, who shamelessly explained, We make good products, we induce people to buy them, and then the next year we deliberately introduce something else that will make those products old-fashioned, out of date, obsolete...


  • Their leaves make good cattle fodder, and their seedpods are so high in caffeine that the explorer Leichardt used them to make coffee on his expeditions: Brachychiton populneum belongs to the same family as the cocoa bean tree.


  • Those gays certainly have rhythm, in their own Ellen DeGeneres way, so they make good dance partners.

    Roseanne Archy

  • Adam and Squire carried the Littles on their backs so that we could make good time.

    Eliza’s Freedom Road

  • My only hope was foolish hope, that I would leave half the women on the trail to bushwhack whoever was chasing us, giving the rest of us a chance to make good the escape, or we would slip our pursuers through dumb luck.

    Our American King

  • As the chestnut lunged to make good its escape, Sharon ran an intercepting course that would place her directly in the path of the horses and hopefully prevent them from bolting down the ranch lane to the road.

    Western Man

  • The tide is running with us and we make good speed down-river around the bend from Westminster and from there to the opposite shore of the river.

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

  • The ultimate in sequential ordering is performed on this stratospheric plane, which takes in the ability to make good use of deductive and inductive logic and to reason and problem-solve in asystematic sequential manner.

    A Mind at a Time


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