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in good taste


  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj in good taste satisfying generally accepted social or esthetic standards
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  • Henry Miller
    “You can travel fifty thousand miles in America without once tasting a piece of good bread.”
  • Malcolm Muggeridge
    “Good taste and humor are a contradiction in terms, like a chaste whore.”
  • Wedding Toast
    Wedding Toast
    “Here's a toast to your new bride who has everything a girl could want in her life, except for good taste in men!”


In literature:

This principle was, in effect, that of common sense, good taste and instinct.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
Also he played poker a good deal and was noted for his accurate taste in dress.
"The Killer" by Stewart Edward White
Well, he was bound to acknowledge that Dale had good taste in such matters, anyway.
"Square Deal Sanderson" by Charles Alden Seltzer
It was a letter not written in very good taste, blowing the trumpet against all Napoleonists.
"The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume II" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Ceilings and friezes of ivory or light yellow are usually in good taste.
"The Complete Home" by Various
With good taste in selection one rarely ever need go away hungry.
"Wit, Humor, Reason, Rhetoric, Prose, Poetry and Story Woven into Eight Popular Lectures" by George W. Bain
Shelley had very good taste in literature and a great desire for culture.
"Oscar Wilde, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Frank Harris
But in the absence of good living he took to solitary reading, and acquired a taste for literature.
"Paris: With Pen and Pencil" by David W. Bartlett
Thomas Johnson read it to us, and we did not know who wrote it; but it was true, and in good taste.
"A Great Emergency and Other Tales" by Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing
The draperies are in good taste.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
He started to put it back in a hurry, but just then he noticed a good taste in his mouth.
"Mother West Wind "Where" Stories" by Thornton W. Burgess
Is the quotation at the end in good taste?
"Public Speaking" by Clarence Stratton
He had good taste in books and some little skill in music.
"The Stolen Singer" by Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
Those delicate touches of good taste were, in fact, one of the strong points in his demeanour towards the other sex.
"The Return of the Native" by Thomas Hardy
Neither is it in good taste to urge guests to eat, nor to load their plates against their inclination.
"Our Deportment" by John H. Young
It has, however, been bound in wretched taste, some fifty years ago, and is a good deal cropt in the binding.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Three" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
I want to show it to a friend of mine at the hotel, who has pretty good taste in such matters.
"The Burglar's Fate And The Detectives" by Allan Pinkerton
No building which we feel to excite a sentiment of mere complacency can be said to be in good taste.
"The Poetry of Architecture" by John Ruskin
Before the civil wars, learning and the fine arts were favored at court, and a good taste began to prevail in the nation.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part E. From Charles I. to Cromwell" by David Hume
Good taste was lost in tinsel and glitter; what a thing cost was the only standard of its beauty.
"Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris" by Henry Labouchère

In poetry:

The maples ripen. Apples
come home crisp in bags.
This pear tastes good.
It rains lightly on the
random leaf patterns.
"October" by James Schuyler
I bid you all my goodness prove,
My promises for all are free,
Come, taste the manna of my love,
And let your souls delight in me.
"Ho! Everyone That Thirsts, Draw Nigh" by Charles Wesley
Come, and partake the gospel feast;
Be saved from sin; in Jesus rest;
O taste the goodness of your God,
And eat his flesh, and drink his blood!
"Come, Sinners, to the Gospel Feast" by Charles Wesley
I bit an apple but a moment since--
A wilted apple that the worm had spurned,--
Yet hidden in the taste were happy hints
Of good old days returned.--
"Honey Dripping From The Comb" by James Whitcomb Riley
To walk is by a thought to go;
To move in spirit to and fro;
To mind the good we see;
To taste the sweet;
Observing all the things we meet
How choice and rich they be.
"Walking" by Thomas Traherne
My heart is easy, and my burden light;
I smile, though sad, when thou art in my sight:
The more my woes in secret I deplore,
I taste thy goodness, and I love thee more.
"Happy Solitude--Unhappy Men" by William Cowper

In news:

We used to have absolute swill to drink in the morning and then one day last year without any warning, the coffee actually tasted good.
Gardena eateries have good taste in teriyaki .
And neither apparently are the organizers of a bunch of good tasting opportunities today and in the coming weeks.
If it's quick and it tastes good, I'm in.
Beth's Parkview Café tastes as good as it smells in Westfield, N.Y. By Jennifer Smith Contributing writer.
Good taste goes by the name Paul Martin's American Bistro in El Segundo.
With the smell of football in the air and slightly cooler temperatures, my taste buds have been watering for a really good red from California.
Here are 11 ways to get a good taste of the culture in and around the Scottish capital.
Sure, plenty of people had the good taste to write-in Ian McKaye as their pick to take one of the two at-large seats on the DC Council.
If the world is ending, you'll want to go out in style—surrounded by timeless elegance and good taste.
Best Place to Get Stylish Vintage D. If the world is ending, you'll want to go out in style—surrounded by timeless elegance and good taste.
That's why a meal in SoHo rarely tastes as good as one in Rome.
Edible landscapes are growing like zucchini in the sun as more people recognize the health and economic benefits of designing their yards with pretty plants that taste good, too.
The town of Lisbon's annual Moxie Festival to celebrate the peculiar-tasting soft drink appears to be in good financial shape.
These kids are still nerds, but at least you have a good taste in music.

In science:

In order to get a taste of the meaning of the quoted χ2 values, let us quote (approximate) p-values, that is the probability that the goodness of fit can be worse than the one obtained, given that the hypothesis is true.
Testing the Void against Cosmological data: fitting CMB, BAO, SN and H0
This paper proposes a different, original, approach, closer to the method of universal characterizations so pervasive in category theory, but some aspects of which are at odds with what is generally considered good taste in category theory.
Concrete Foundations for Categorical Quantum Physics
This approach has been shown to possess certain advantages over traditional collaborative filtering and has been shown to be able to perform as good or better at least in taste related domains .
Interest-Based vs. Social Person-Recommenders in Social Networking Platforms
Note that since the external kaons have taste P, the bilinears composing the four-fermion operators in Eqs. (13-18) must also have this taste, since taste is a good symmetry in the staggered continuum theory.
Kaon mixing matrix elements from beyond-the-Standard-Model operators in staggered chiral perturbation theory