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adjective (well tried when postpositive)
repeatedly and exhaustively attempted or tried
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  • Capital, well-tried men,” said Dickenson; “but I was thinking of the corporals.

    The Kopje Garrison George Manville Fenn
  • But the prairie chief did not forsake his old and well-tried friends.

    The Prairie Chief R.M. Ballantyne
  • I see that I can ever count on your well-tried friendship and honest aid.

    The Trail-Hunter Gustave Aimard
  • The battle must be fought with the old, well-tried, but not worn-out weapons.

    George Whitefield Joseph Belcher
  • Of heavy oil engines there are some dozens of well-tried types.

    The Romance of Modern Mechanism Archibald Williams
  • She knew what was due to so considerate and well-tried a friend, if her partner did not.

    A Rambler's lease Bradford Torrey
  • Sire, permit an old, well-tried friend and servant to warn you.

  • His predecessor, an old and well-tried diplomatist, had failed through interference, and he profited by the experience.

    Australia Revenged Boomerang
  • She pointed to Joffre and Kitchener as successful examples of the old and well-tried system.

    The Sequel George A. Taylor
  • Young men must advance boldly to the central shrine along the arduous but well-tried avenues of Judgment and Industry.

    Success (Second Edition) Max Aitken Beaverbrook

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