Nation-hood is at best an abstraction and, while the use of force is well-understood, rules limiting its use are not.
This critical moment would come within a well-understood sequence of events.
There was in this demand upon him a breach of a silent but well-understood compact.
But when the war was over, general emancipation became a well-understood reality.
In a well-understood routine the cross passes into a god through the clayey medium.
I said useless in the well-understood and usual sense, as meaning, inapplicable to the service of the body.
Under these well-understood arrangements, the duke and his heir showed to the world quite a pattern of a happy family.
It is evidently an established and well-understood thing among them: all seem to be aware of their destiny, to eat or be eaten.
Apparently it is a well-understood method of entertaining a guest and being entertained.
In going there with Belle, Brenda broke two well-understood rules of mine.