Good Time


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Good Time

The amount of time deducted from time to be served in prison on a given sentence, at some point after the prisoner's admission to prison, contingent upon good behavior or awarded automatically by the application of a statute or regulation. Good time can be forfeited for misbehavior. In some jurisdictions, prisoners may not earn good time during their first year of their sentence.

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Rose leaned where she was, and fell to thinking how many good times she had had lately, for the gardening had prospered finely, and she was learning to swim and row, and there were drives and walks, and quiet hours of reading and talk with Uncle Alec, and, best of all, the old pain and ennui seldom troubled her now.
It was pretty good times up in the woods there, take it all around.
In good time you are sure to pass a creditable examination and become one of us.
All the time when we were waiting, he wasn't a bit keen and kept on rotting about the good times he might have been having in London, and what a fearful country we were stranded in, till he almost gave me the blues, and if there hadn't been some jolly good shooting and a few nice chaps up at the Fort, I should have been miserable.
I will have all the good times I can," wrote the Story Girl.
Dear Arthur, I shall live now to see him master at the Chase, and making good times on the estate, like a generous-hearted fellow as he is.
It turned out he had been chief mate of her for the two preceding voyages; and I was already familiar with his handwriting in the old log-books I had been perusing in my cabin with a natural curiosity, looking up the records of my new ship's luck, of her behaviour, of the good times she had had, and of the troubles she had escaped.
CONFIDENCE that the coming months will be a good time to buy a home has slipped back to its lowest levels in at least three years amid growing concerns over spiralling property prices and the prospect of interest rates rising, according to a consumer survey.
MORE than half of people believe that 2014 would be a good time to sell a property as housing market confidence continues to blossom, a survey has found.
Two-thirds polled also said they thought 2014 would be a good time to buy.
He said: "After Southend, it is a very good time to play against United, because I am not satisfied and I think the players are not satisfied.
The best food, the best people and a guaranteed good time make up the foundation of what Great Places 4 Good Times' party hosting is all about.