good sort


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good sort

n
1. a person of a kindly and likable disposition
2. Austral an agreeable or attractive woman
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She was of that species of women whom you commend rather for good qualities than beauty, and who are generally called, by their own sex, very good sort of women--as good a sort of woman, madam, as you would wish to know.
said he, 'my worthy friend, you seem a good sort of fellow, so I can't help doing you a kind turn.
Mr and Mrs Musgrove were a very good sort of people; friendly and hospitable, not much educated, and not at all elegant.
He may be a very good sort of young man, he thinks, but he has no business there, and the sooner he is gone, the better.
But everybody is to judge for themselves, and the Lucases are a very good sort of girls, I assure you.
But she seemed to be a good sort of fellow, and showed a high regard for the Aged.
The friends from whom she had just parted, though very good sort of people, must be doing her harm.
Rushworth is a very good sort of young man, and it is a great match for her.
I had made an acquaintance with a very sober, good sort of a woman, who was a widow too, like me, but in better circumstances.
You don't happen to know a very good sort of person of the name of Gridley, do you?
It’s a very good sort of a man is this Master Bumppo, and he has a way with a spear, all the same as if he was brought up at the bow-oar of the captain’s barge, or was born with a boat-hook in his hand.
Come," said Danglars, "you appear to me a good sort of fellow, and hang me, I should like to help you, but" --