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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WELL-DONE

"Be careful you don't get 'well-done', Roy," advised Billy Carew.

The friend hugged his knees and enjoyed it like a well-done play.

Mutton, ten minutes to the pound for rare; fifteen for well-done.

What's the Feast of Bairam beside the Derby-day, or your confounded coloring beside a well-done cutlet?

This was the one good action Shaibq Khn did in the world; it was well-done truly!

Mr. Tamworth's was called "Children at Play," which did not seem appropriate, but was nevertheless neat and well-done.

Let it cook slowly about half an hour longer, or till the peas are all soft and well-done.

Thus the “well-done, good and faithful” comes from the servant himself in self-applause.

There were two paintings—a pale night sea and an arching Japanese bridge under slanting rain, both imaginative and well-done.

Even our mistakes can work little harm, and every well-done piece of work in this field will be a blessing to the race.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "wise, prudent," from well (adv.) + past participle of do. Meaning "thoroughly cooked," in reference to meat, is attested from 1747. Well done! as an exclamation of approval is recorded from mid-15c.

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