Well in a sentence

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Definition of Well

  • An issue of water from the earth; a spring; a fountain.
  • A pit or hole sunk into the earth to such a depth as to reach a supply of water, generally of a cylindrical form, and often walled with stone or bricks to prevent the earth from caving in.
  • A shaft made in the earth to obtain oil or brine.
  • Fig.: A source of supply; fountain; wellspring.
  • An inclosure in the middle of a vessel's hold, around the pumps, from the bottom to the lower deck, to preserve the pumps from damage and facilitate their inspection.
  • A compartment in the middle of the hold of a fishing vessel, made tight at the sides, but having holes perforated in the bottom to let in water for the preservation of fish alive while they are transported to market.
  • A vertical passage in the stern into which an auxiliary screw propeller may be drawn up out of water.
  • A depressed space in the after part of the deck; -- often called the cockpit.
  • A hole or excavation in the earth, in mining, from which run branches or galleries.
  • An opening through the floors of a building, as for a staircase or an elevator; a wellhole.
  • The lower part of a furnace, into which the metal falls.
  • To issue forth, as water from the earth; to flow; to spring.
  • To pour forth, as from a well.
  • In a good or proper manner; justly; rightly; not ill or wickedly.
  • Suitably to one's condition, to the occasion, or to a proposed end or use; suitably; abundantly; fully; adequately; thoroughly.
  • In such manner as is desirable; so as one could wish; satisfactorily; favorably; advantageously; conveniently.
  • Considerably; not a little; far.
  • Good in condition or circumstances; desirable, either in a natural or moral sense; fortunate; convenient; advantageous; happy; as, it is well for the country that the crops did not fail; it is well that the mistake was discovered.
  • Being in health; sound in body; not ailing, diseased, or sick; healthy; as, a well man; the patient is perfectly well.
  • Being in favor; favored; fortunate.
  • Safe; as, a chip warranted well at a certain day and place.
  • a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine
  • an enclosed compartment in a ship or plane for holding something as e.g. fish or a plane's landing gear or for protecting something as e.g. a ship's pumps
  • an open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a stairway)
  • a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid
  • an abundant source
  • come up, as of a liquid
  • (often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to a high standard (`good' is a nonstandard dialectal variant for `well')
  • without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor
  • indicating high probability; in all likelihood
  • thoroughly or completely; fully; often used as a combining form
  • favorably; with approval
  • to a suitable or appropriate extent or degree
  • in financial comfort
  • in a manner affording benefit or advantage
  • to a great extent or degree
  • with skill or in a pleasing manner
  • with prudence or propriety
  • with great or especially intimate knowledge
  • (used for emphasis or as an intensifier) entirely or fully
  • in good health especially after having suffered illness or injury

How to use well in a sentence. Well pronunciation.

Some months later the following letter came to David Claridge in Cairo from Faith Claridge in Hamley: David, I write thee from the village and the land of the people which thou didst once love so well.
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She has become maid to a lady of degree, who has well befriended her.
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Well, it was so strange, and it fixed itself upon my mind so deeply, and thy writings at the hut have been so much in my hands and in my mind, that I have put it all down here.
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A group of people were moving towards the exit from the ramparts, and near himself stood a man waving an adieu. "Well, give my love to the girls," said the man cheerily.
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Well, give my love to the girls.
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Well, I've had more out of it all, I guess, than if I'd trebled the millions and wiped Manana off the Mexican coat of arms.
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If he took with his right hand he gave with his left; and Mahommedan as well as Copt and Armenian, and beggars of every race and creed, hung about his doors each morning to receive the food and alms he gave freely.
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Once there was in Egypt, Joseph, a wise youth, who served a Pharaoh, and was his chief counsellor, and it was well with the land.
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Going to weight, he was still muscular and well groomed.
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It would seem as though the Prince Pasha was ready to make him, as well as David, a favourite.
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The face of an English girl in that place dedicated to sombre intrigue, to the dark effacement of women, to the darker effacement of life, as he well knew, all too often!
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He realised the situation as plainly as if it had been written down for him-he knew his brother well.
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But that did not matter, for she had won; she had a feeling that all would be well.
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Well, she had gone, and with all his heart he was glad that she was safe.
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Well, she had gone; and he was here to face the future, unencumbered by aught save the weight of his own conscience.
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I do not understand what has happened, but I know that all is well.
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The Epicurean I well understand, and in his way I might have walked with a wicked grace.
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It is well that it should be so.
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The suggestion in his words had seemed natural; but, from the first, a sharp suspicion was in the mind of Hylda, and his last words had convinced her that if Nahoum did not surely know the truth, he suspected it all too well.
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If you mean well by monsieur, your knowledge and your riches should help him on his way.
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Examples of Well

Example #1
Does thee love them still?
Example #2
They gave thee sour bread to eat ere thy going, but yet thee didst grind the flour for the baking.
Example #3
How do I know these things?
Example #4
Even from Jasper Kimber, who, on his return from London, was taken to his bed with fever.
Example #5
When I asked Soolsby how it came he had been rumoured dead, he said that he himself had been the cause of it; but for what purpose he would not say, save that he was going a long voyage, and had made up his mind to return no more.
Example #6
I think it true, and sadly true, that a man with a vice which he is able to satisfy easily and habitually, even as another satisfies a virtue, may give up the wider actions of the world and the possibilities of his life for the pleasure which his one vice gives him, and neither miss nor desire those greater chances of virtue or ambition which he has lost.