good authority


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Noun1.good authority - testimony by someone who should know; "I have it on good authority"
testimonial, testimony - something that serves as evidence; "his effort was testimony to his devotion"
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Your information maybe better than mine," Anna Pavlovna suddenly and venomously retorted on the inexperienced young man, "but I know on good authority that this doctor is a very learned and able man.
Though, as we have good authority for all our characters, no less indeed than the vast authentic doomsday-book of nature, as is elsewhere hinted, our labours have sufficient title to the name of history.
It was reported on good authority that he was in receipt of one of the largest incomes derived from the practice of medicine in modern times.
For in truth and earnest, I know from good authority that the coarse country wench who jumped up on the ass was and is Dulcinea del Toboso, and that worthy Sancho, though he fancies himself the deceiver, is the one that is deceived; and that there is no more reason to doubt the truth of this, than of anything else we never saw.
The details of the case will probably be never known now, though we are informed upon good authority that the crime was the result of an old standing and romantic feud, in which love and Mormonism bore a part.
I am told, on good authority, that on the Barbary coast, a Commodore Davis of the British navy found the skeleton of a sperm whale.
I know, on good authority, that one of the chief people at Oxford said, Stelling might get the highest honors if he chose.
I have it from good authority that last night (and a pretty night it was
It's pretty good authority, I think--a man who knows most of what goes on in Middlemarch.
Are you satisfied that I have not spoken without good authority to support me?
We are informed, on good authority, that the well-known house of Messrs.
Why, I know upo' good authority as it's a big Frenchman as reaches five foot high, an' they live upo' spoon-meat mostly.