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Used to make a polite request.‘would you be so good as to answer me’
- ‘Now, I have a great deal of correspondence to deal with, so please be so good as to leave me in peace.’
- ‘I therefore asked the man if he'd be so good as to move the money.’
- ‘I assume that you do not have any major problems with this suggestion, although perhaps you would be so good as to confirm.’
- ‘Now, will you all be so good as to take your seats in the committee room.’
- ‘Now if you would be so good as to show me the prisoner in question?’
- ‘‘Thank you,’ she nodded towards him, ‘If you will be so good as to follow me, I shall get your payment.’’
- ‘Perhaps you would be so good as to publish the link as a further comment to the topic.’
- ‘This is our stop, so if you'd be so good as to leave, Captain, I need to get my luggage together.’
- ‘Please don't consider me impolite when I ask you, as gracefully as I can under the circumstances, if you would be so good as to sling your hook.’
- ‘Would you be so good as to remind your readers that this country still claims to be a democracy.’
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