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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WELL-BUILT

The whole is a well-built machine for a pressure of the spirit.

Henry was a well-built, vigorous man, and walked with great rapidity.

She is a strong, well-built, and safe boat, and I think will just answer your purpose.

It was a well-built, athletic frame, and he had gone to a good tailor.

Sometimes a halt is made in villages of well-built grass huts.

Among the few things he admired was a well-built handsome man.

The Princess Maria Ivanovna was a tall, well-built woman of forty.

The Veys of both sexes are well-built, erect, and somewhat stately.

It was well-built, or it would have come to pieces from the tossing about it was now receiving.

The chief was a tall and well-built man, of about forty years of age.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, "constructed, erected," past participle adjective from build (v.). Meaning "physically well-developed" is by 1940s (well-built in reference to a woman is from 1871); Built-in (adj.) is from 1898.

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