good report


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good report

noun
A person's high standing among others:
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191-3: Thus spake the Boeotian, even Hesiod (2), servant of the sweet Muses: `whomsoever the immortals honour, the good report of mortals also followeth him.'
'Whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are honest and of good report, think on these things.' We do well to worship God in His works; and I know none of them in which so many of His attributes--so much of His own spirit shines, as in this His faithful servant; whom to know and not to appreciate, were obtuse insensibility in me, who have so little else to occupy my heart.
"You are well recommended to me; I hear a good report of you.
And this is the way with the just; he who endures to the end of every action and occasion of his entire life has a good report and carries off the prize which men have to bestow.
Eric, who was strolling in the garden, gave us a good report of the invalid, who was still in bed, with Lady Muriel in attendance.
She rapidly advanced in esteem, in good report, and in usefulness, and Abelard as rapidly lost ground.
She next turned to General Epanchin and observed, most courteously, that she had long since known of his daughters, and that she had heard none but good report; that she had learned to think of them with deep and sincere respect.
Our plain course, however, under good report and evil report, and all kinds of prejudice (we are the victims of prejudice), is to have everything openly carried on.
The prayers of a penitent soul that thirsted for righteousness and for all things lovely and of good report, had been rejected by these religious people.
Quit yourselves like men, then; speak up, and strike out if necessary, for whatsoever is true, and manly, and lovely, and of good report; never try to be popular, but only to do your duty and help others to do theirs, and you may leave the tone of feeling in the school higher than you found it, and so be doing good which no living soul can measure to generations of your countrymen yet unborn.
Of a commended stranger, only the good report is told by others, only the good and new is heard by us.
In consequence of the good report thus acquired, Owen Warland was invited by the proper authorities to regulate the clock in the church steeple.