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good sort

noun (informal)
a person of a kindly and likable disposition
(Austral) an agreeable or attractive woman
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  • In her own fashion she was a good sort, and better looking than most women past forty.

    Dust Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • Why, in the first place, although they are all of a good sort, are not some better than others?

    The Republic Plato
  • If he was a fool it was something to have people think him a good sort of fool.

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He had a shrewd, good sort of face, and a Yankee twang to his speech.

    Peak and Prairie Anna Fuller
  • Chaucer's spelling very like Ring Lardner's, but good sort just the same.


    Christopher Morley
  • As for Janey Denton, she is just a good sort, something like me.

    A Modern Tomboy L. T. Meade
  • We have a buffalo for supper—a good sort of fish—weighing six pounds.

    The Citizen-Soldier John Beatty
  • Say, she's a good sort, Joey; bully fun, and always in for anything.

    Torchy, Private Sec. Sewell Ford
  • Walter—that's her husband—is a good sort, too, and the children are nice enough.

    Torchy and Vee Sewell Ford
Idioms and Phrases with good sort

good sort

see under bad sort
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