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[wel-fey-verd] /ˈwɛlˈfeɪ vərd/
of pleasing appearance; good-looking; pretty or handsome.
Also, especially British, well-favoured.
Origin of well-favored
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1375-1425 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He was accompanied by positively the least well-favored being of the species I had yet seen.

    The Monikins J. Fenimore Cooper
  • He writes that he has a very beautiful bride, well-favored, with a large dowry.

    Yiddish Tales Various
  • To be a well-favored man is the gift of fortune; but to write and read comes by nature.

  • And when the days shortened and the nights began to be frosty, he had grown fat and well-favored.

    The Biography of a Grizzly Ernest Seton-Thompson
  • "We were always a well-favored fam'ly," said John, recomposing himself.

  • Notwithstanding I must for justice sake confess that she grew up to be a well-favored damsel.

  • He was sixteen years old, well-favored by nature, even handsome, and full of sensibility and enthusiasm.

    Home Life of Great Authors Hattie Tyng Griswold
  • On one side was Martin Lavosse, a well-favored young fellow, and on the other a great giant, it seemed to Jeanne.

    A Little Girl in Old Detroit

    Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • The boy was in very mean clothes, but of a very fresh and well-favored countenance; and as he sat by himself he sang.

  • Gregory Kinnaird was well-favored physically, and bore the stamp of a military training.

    The Gold Trail

    Harold Bindloss

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