good name


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good name

noun
A person's high standing among others:
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But it is bad sleeping without a good name and a little treasure.
SALOMON saies; A good Name is as a precious oyntment; And I assure my selfe, such wil your Graces Name bee, with Posteritie.
I hope you will fall into good hands; but a horse never knows who may buy him, or who may drive him; it is all a chance for us; but still I say, do your best wherever it is, and keep up your good name.
I am Bend-the-Bow,'' said the Captain, ``and Locksley, and have a good name besides all these.
Hester felt that the sacrifice of the clergyman's good name, and death itself, as she had already told Roger Chillingworth, would have been infinitely preferable to the alternative which she had taken upon herself to choose.
But when I was making my plan, I knew I must have a good name or two to set me going, so I just wrote and asked Mrs.
But he was unluckily endowed with a good name and a large though encumbered estate, both of which went rather to injure than to advance him.
But this little thing would be spoken ill of directly, if she happened to be seen walking with him; and then those excellent people, the Poysers, to whom a good name was as precious as if they had the best blood in the land in their veins--he should hate himself if he made a scandal of that sort, on the estate that was to be his own some day, and among tenants by whom he liked, above all, to be respected.
Everyone calls it so, and it's a real good name, for all the Mrs.
Ha'n't you no relations, now," asks Grandfather Smallweed with a twinkle in his eyes, "who would pay off this little principal or who would lend you a good name or two that I could persuade my friend in the city to make you a further advance upon?
If anyone could save me from this squalor, and restore to me my good name, and avert from me future poverty and want and misfortune, he is the man to do it.
I too am suffering, and shall suffer; I am losing what I prized above everything--I am losing my good name and my son.