good order

See: array, order
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After what has been said I proceed next to treat particularly of the magistrates; of what nature they should be, how many, and for what purpose, as I have already mentioned: for without necessary magistrates no state can exist, nor without those which contribute to its dignity and good order can exist happily: now it is necessary that in small states the magistrates should be few; in a large one, many: also to know well what offices may be joined together, and what ought to be separated.
Discretion of speech, is more than eloquence; and to speak agreeably to him, with whom we deal, is more than to speak in good words, or in good order.
Much pleased with the peace and good order of the city, the Caliph and his vizir made their way to a bridge, which led straight back to the palace, and had already crossed it, when they were stopped by an old and blind man, who begged for alms.
All this must be done in good order (le tout se fera avec ordre et methode) as far as possible retaining troops in reserve.
or, more probably, attributing the victory to the ancient good order of Athens and to the favor of Apollo and Athene.
The keel seemed to be in good order, and it had been wrecked at most some few hours.
Here they come under some restrictions; they have to conform to the ordinary rules for trapping, and to submit to such restraints, and to take part in such general duties, as are established for the good order and safety of the camp.
The lock was a double one and in good order, but Rosa always took the key with her.
Eustace Macallan had complimented her on the beauty of her complexion, and had asked what artificial means she used to keep it in such good order.
Several people were at work here; making brushes, mattresses, and so forth; and the cheerfulness, industry, and good order discernible in every other part of the building, extended to this department also.
David of Doncaster threw a third soldier into the moat; and out through the gate went the foresters in good order, keeping a respectful distance between themselves and the advancing soldiery, by means of their well-directed shafts.
The soldiers rushed out of the fort, and half a mile off they perceived a little band returning in good order.