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 for As good as
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Good \Good\, a. [Compar. Better; superl. Best. These words,
     though used as the comparative and superlative of good, are
     from a different root.] [AS. G[=o]d, akin to D. goed, OS.
     g[=o]d, OHG. guot, G. gut, Icel. g[=o][eth]r, Sw. & Dan. god,
     Goth. g[=o]ds; prob. orig., fitting, belonging together, and
     akin to E. gather. [root]29 Cf. Gather.]
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     1. Possessing desirable qualities; adapted to answer the end
        designed; promoting success, welfare, or happiness;
        serviceable; useful; fit; excellent; admirable;
        commendable; not bad, corrupt, evil, noxious, offensive,
        or troublesome, etc.
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              And God saw everything that he had made, and behold,
              it was very good.                     --Gen. i. 31.
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              Good company, good wine, good welcome. --Shak.
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     2. Possessing moral excellence or virtue; virtuous; pious;
        religious; -- said of persons or actions.
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              In all things showing thyself a pattern of good
              works.                                --Tit. ii. 7.
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     3. Kind; benevolent; humane; merciful; gracious; polite;
        propitious; friendly; well-disposed; -- often followed by
        to or toward, also formerly by unto.
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              The men were very good unto us.       --1 Sam. xxv.
                                                    15.
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     4. Serviceable; suited; adapted; suitable; of use; to be
        relied upon; -- followed especially by for.
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              All quality that is good for anything is founded
              originally in merit.                  --Collier.
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     5. Clever; skillful; dexterous; ready; handy; -- followed
        especially by at.
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              He . . . is a good workman; a very good tailor.
                                                    --Shak.
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              Those are generally good at flattering who are good
              for nothing else.                     --South.
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     6. Adequate; sufficient; competent; sound; not fallacious;
        valid; in a commercial sense, to be depended on for the
        discharge of obligations incurred; having pecuniary
        ability; of unimpaired credit.
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              My reasons are both good and weighty. --Shak.
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              My meaning in saying he is a good man is . . . that
              he is sufficient . . . I think I may take his bond.
                                                    --Shak.
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     7. Real; actual; serious; as in the phrases in good earnest;
        in good sooth.
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              Love no man in good earnest.          --Shak.
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     8. Not small, insignificant, or of no account; considerable;
        esp., in the phrases a good deal, a good way, a good
        degree, a good share or part, etc.
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     9. Not lacking or deficient; full; complete.
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              Good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and
              running over.                         --Luke vi. 38.
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     10. Not blemished or impeached; fair; honorable; unsullied;
         as in the phrases a good name, a good report, good
         repute, etc.
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               A good name is better than precious ointment.
                                                    --Eccl. vii.
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     As good as. See under As.
  
     For good, or For good and all, completely and finally;
        fully; truly.
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              The good woman never died after this, till she came
              to die for good and all.              --L'Estrange.
  
     Good breeding, polite or polished manners, formed by
        education; a polite education.
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              Distinguished by good humor and good breeding.
                                                    --Macaulay.
  
     Good cheap, literally, good bargain; reasonably cheap.
  
     Good consideration (Law).
         (a) A consideration of blood or of natural love and
             affection. --Blackstone.
         (b) A valuable consideration, or one which will sustain a
             contract.
  
     Good fellow, a person of companionable qualities.
        [Familiar]
  
     Good folk, or Good people, fairies; brownies; pixies,
        etc. [Colloq. Eng. & Scot.]
  
     Good for nothing.
         (a) Of no value; useless; worthless.
         (b) Used substantively, an idle, worthless person.
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                   My father always said I was born to be a good
                   for nothing.                     --Ld. Lytton.
  
     Good Friday, the Friday of Holy Week, kept in some churches
        as a fast, in memoory of our Savior's passion or
        suffering; the anniversary of the crucifixion.
  
     Good humor, or Good-humor, a cheerful or pleasant temper
        or state of mind.
  
     Good humor man, a travelling vendor who sells Good Humor
        ice-cream (or some similar ice-cream) from a small
        refrigerated truck; he usually drives slowly through
        residential neighborhoods in summertime, loudly playing
        some distinctive recorded music to announce his presence.
        [U. S.]
  
     Good nature, or Good-nature, habitual kindness or
        mildness of temper or disposition; amiability; state of
        being in good humor.
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              The good nature and generosity which belonged to his
              character.                            --Macaulay.
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              The young count's good nature and easy
              persuadability were among his best characteristics.
                                                    --Hawthorne.
  
     Good people. See Good folk (above).
  
     Good speed, good luck; good success; godspeed; -- an old
        form of wishing success. See Speed.
  
     Good turn, an act of kidness; a favor.
  
     Good will.
         (a) Benevolence; well wishing; kindly feeling.
         (b) (Law) The custom of any trade or business; the
             tendency or inclination of persons, old customers and
             others, to resort to an established place of
             business; the advantage accruing from tendency or
             inclination.
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                   The good will of a trade is nothing more than
                   the probability that the old customers will
                   resort to the old place.         --Lord Eldon.
  
     In good time.
         (a) Promptly; punctually; opportunely; not too soon nor
             too late.
         (b) (Mus.) Correctly; in proper time.
  
     To hold good, to remain true or valid; to be operative; to
        remain in force or effect; as, his promise holds good; the
        condition still holds good.
  
     To make good, to fulfill; to establish; to maintain; to
        supply (a defect or deficiency); to indemmify; to prove or
        verify (an accusation); to prove to be blameless; to
        clear; to vindicate.
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              Each word made good and true.         --Shak.
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              Of no power to make his wishes good.  --Shak.
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              I . . . would by combat make her good. --Shak.
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              Convenient numbers to make good the city. --Shak.
  
     To think good, to approve; to be pleased or satisfied with;
        to consider expedient or proper.
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              If ye think good, give me my price; and if not,
              forbear.                              --Zech. xi.
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     Note: Good, in the sense of wishing well, is much used in
           greeting and leave-taking; as, good day, good night,
           good evening, good morning, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Good \Good\, adv.
     Well, -- especially in the phrase as good, with a following
     as expressed or implied; equally well with as much advantage
     or as little harm as possible.
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           As good almost kill a man as kill a good book.
                                                    --Milton.
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     As good as, in effect; virtually; the same as.
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              They who counsel ye to such a suppressing, do as
              good as bid ye suppress yourselves.   --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  as \as\ ([a^]z), adv. & conj. [OE. as, als, alse, also, al swa,
     AS. eal sw[=a], lit. all so; hence, quite so, quite as: cf.
     G. als as, than, also so, then. See Also.]
     1. Denoting equality or likeness in kind, degree, or manner;
        like; similar to; in the same manner with or in which; in
        accordance with; in proportion to; to the extent or degree
        in which or to which; equally; no less than; as, ye shall
        be as gods, knowing good and evil; you will reap as you
        sow; do as you are bidden.
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              His spiritual attendants adjured him, as he loved
              his soul, to emancipate his brethren. --Macaulay.
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     Note: As is often preceded by one of the antecedent or
           correlative words such, same, so, or as, in expressing
           an equality or comparison; as, give us such things as
           you please, and so long as you please, or as long as
           you please; he is not so brave as Cato; she is as
           amiable as she is handsome; come as quickly as
           possible. "Bees appear fortunately to prefer the same
           colors as we do." --Lubbock. As, in a preceding part of
           a sentence, has such or so to answer correlatively to
           it; as with the people, so with the priest.
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     2. In the idea, character, or condition of, -- limiting the
        view to certain attributes or relations; as, virtue
        considered as virtue; this actor will appear as Hamlet.
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              The beggar is greater as a man, than is the man
              merely as a king.                     --Dewey.
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     3. While; during or at the same time that; when; as, he
        trembled as he spoke.
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              As I return I will fetch off these justices. --Shak.
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     4. Because; since; it being the case that.
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              As the population of Scotland had been generally
              trained to arms . . . they were not indifferently
              prepared.                             --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
        [1913 Webster] [See Synonym under Because.]
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     5. Expressing concession. (Often approaching though in
        meaning).
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              We wish, however, to avail ourselves of the
              interest, transient as it may be, which this work
              has excited.                          --Macaulay.
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     6. That, introducing or expressing a result or consequence,
        after the correlatives so and such. [Obs.]
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              I can place thee in such abject state, as help shall
              never find thee.                      --Rowe.
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     So as, so that. [Obs.]
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              The relations are so uncertain as they require a
              great deal of examination.            --Bacon.
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     7. As if; as though. [Obs. or Poetic]
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              He lies, as he his bliss did know.    --Waller.
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     8. For instance; by way of example; thus; -- used to
        introduce illustrative phrases, sentences, or citations.
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     9. Than. [Obs. & R.]
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              The king was not more forward to bestow favors on
              them as they free to deal affronts to others their
              superiors.                            --Fuller.
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     10. Expressing a wish. [Obs.] "As have,"
  
     Note: i. e., may he have. --Chaucer.
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     As . . as. See So . . as, under So.
  
     As far as, to the extent or degree. "As far as can be
        ascertained." --Macaulay.
  
     As far forth as, as far as. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  
     As for, or As to, in regard to; with respect to.
  
     As good as, not less than; not falling short of.
  
     As good as one's word, faithful to a promise.
  
     As if, or As though, of the same kind, or in the same
        condition or manner, that it would be if.
  
     As it were (as if it were), a qualifying phrase used to
        apologize for or to relieve some expression which might be
        regarded as inappropriate or incongruous; in a manner.
  
     As now, just now. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  
     As swythe, as quickly as possible. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  
     As well, also; too; besides. --Addison.
  
     As well as, equally with, no less than. "I have
        understanding as well as you." --Job xii. 3.
  
     As yet, until now; up to or at the present time; still;
        now.
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