Diane D. of Birmingham, England, who writes the blog Fat Girls Like nice Clothes Too, concurs.
Perfect time for a nice little bipartisan hearing featuring the Internal Revenue Service.
We're saying nothing - except its nice and baggy in all the essential places, isn't it?
In which case, immigration reform is nice, but not necessary.
Some of the guys were eating there, but I looked at that big dining room and it looked so nice that I didn't want to go in.
I had laid my plans carefully, and I had expected to reap a nice harvest.
Rained lightly last night, and we had a nice shower this morning.
He says it is something about Paul, and that it is not nice, and that papa would not like me to know it.
"nice place to study in, sir," said Thompson, as we walked along.
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]