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As we do, we must not repeat the well-intentioned errors of our past.

He was not a clever boy, but nothing could exceed his well-intentioned industry.

Understand, they were well-intentioned and enterprising fellows.

Such men, well-intentioned though they might be, were hindrances to progress.

But our well-intentioned mistake was not a sin and we have no need of a scape-goat.

The Dalai-Lama is evidently an energetic and well-intentioned man.

Had these people been well-intentioned, they would not be so secretive.

Bob was well-intentioned, but tact did not enter greatly into his composition.

Barnet expressed his warmest thanks for the well-intentioned proposition.

There is a great deal of well-intentioned dwarfing of childhood.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from well (adv.) + intentioned (see intention).

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