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good news

noun, Informal.
someone or something that is positive, encouraging, uplifting, desirable, or the like.
Origin of good news
1970-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Heidi, in her happiness, could hardly wait to bring the old woman the good news.

    Heidi Johanna Spyri
  • This was good news; so after dinner we packed up and went over to the water.

  • "That is old news, and good news, and new news," Tennyson responded.

    Moody's Stories Dwight Lyman Moody
  • I am impatient to write to your sister Tollemache this good news.

  • Of course, we sent post-haste to tell the good news of this victory to our long-suffering envoy at the French court.

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