It'd be nice to hear sincere, self-critical reflections from you instead of the usual bombast.
Diane D. of Birmingham, England, who writes the blog Fat Girls Like nice Clothes Too, concurs.
Then, in acknowledging her husband, Jiang Shan: “You are a nice guy,” she says.
Perfect time for a nice little bipartisan hearing featuring the Internal Revenue Service.
In fact, I had to pass on a nice book deal, good front $$, for Unhinged because they wanted me to write more about Jim (Morrison).
I had laid my plans carefully, and I had expected to reap a nice harvest.
I want to take this knife, this nice, sharp knife that I have been grinding for him.
He says it is something about Paul, and that it is not nice, and that papa would not like me to know it.
She's not good looking, and yet she's so nice everyone's crazy about her.
Rose gave Phebe some of her nice things, and it was very good of her.
late 13c., "foolish, stupid, senseless," from Old French nice (12c.) "careless, clumsy; weak; poor, needy; simple, stupid, silly, foolish," from Latin nescius "ignorant, unaware," literally "not-knowing," from ne- "not" (see un-) + stem of scire "to know" (see science). "The sense development has been extraordinary, even for an adj." [Weekley] -- from "timid" (pre-1300); to "fussy, fastidious" (late 14c.); to "dainty, delicate" (c.1400); to "precise, careful" (1500s, preserved in such terms as a nice distinction and nice and early); to "agreeable, delightful" (1769); to "kind, thoughtful" (1830).
"In many examples from the 16th and 17th centuries it is difficult to say in what particular sense the writer intended it to be taken." [OED]By 1926, it was pronounced "too great a favorite with the ladies, who have charmed out of it all its individuality and converted it into a mere diffuser of vague and mild agreeableness." [Fowler]
"I am sure," cried Catherine, "I did not mean to say anything wrong; but it is a nice book, and why should I not call it so?"
"Very true," said Henry, "and this is a very nice day, and we are taking a very nice walk; and you are two very nice young ladies. Oh! It is a very nice word indeed! It does for everything." [Jane Austen, "Northanger Abbey," 1803]
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