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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WELL-REGULATED

He was a man of well-regulated habits, and did not like being taken unawares.

No well-regulated Thames inn can exist a week without a bride and groom.

She knocked; a well-regulated voice answered, "Who is there?"

But why should there be either dirt or hurt in a well-regulated place?

Not that the inmates of these well-regulated abodes are all paupers.

The Jungle was as clean and as well-regulated as any city of men the Insect had ever visited.

It was the regular routine of drinking in well-regulated and temperate families.

Do you mean to insinuate that I am not a well-regulated aunt?

He has led a well-regulated life, but his virtues are narrow and petty.

It has a calendar too, as all well-regulated offices should have.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "adjust by rule, control," from Late Latin regulatus, past participle of regulare "to control by rule, direct," from Latin regula "rule" (see regular). Meaning "to govern by restriction" is from 1620s. Related: Regulated; regulating.

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