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adjective (well tried when postpositive)
repeatedly and exhaustively attempted or tried
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  • She knew what was due to so considerate and well-tried a friend, if her partner did not.

    A Rambler's lease Bradford Torrey
  • I see that I can ever count on your well-tried friendship and honest aid.

    The Trail-Hunter Gustave Aimard
  • Enduring these trials with the fortitude of well-tried pioneers they steadily pushed on.

    The Spirit Lake Massacre Thomas Teakle
  • The battle must be fought with the old, well-tried, but not worn-out weapons.

    George Whitefield Joseph Belcher
  • Ask to be shown the old and well-tried articles; you may find among them a second-hand glass of fine optical properties.

    Astronomy with an Opera-glass Garrett Putman Serviss
  • Of heavy oil engines there are some dozens of well-tried types.

    The Romance of Modern Mechanism Archibald Williams
  • Even the well-tried legions of Napoleon were destined, however, to find them as redoubtable as had formerly Maximilian.

    Tyrol and its People Clive Holland
  • Sire, permit an old, well-tried friend and servant to warn you.

  • I frequently spoke to Ellis in a way an officer cannot venture to do, except to a well-tried man.

    The Ferryman of Brill William H. G. Kingston
  • His predecessor, an old and well-tried diplomatist, had failed through interference, and he profited by the experience.

    Australia Revenged Boomerang

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