appropriate and characteristic even if untrue; happily invented or discovered.
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How to use ben trovato in a sentence
I can hardly help laughing at this myself; for, Se non e vero, ben trovato!A Letter from Mr. Cibber to Mr. Pope | Colley Cibber
Kwiatkowski told me a pretty story which se non vero is certainly ben trovato.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician | Frederick Niecks
Here is a delightful story of the present Bishop of London for you, which is molto ben trovato, at any rate.The Story of My Life, volumes 4-6 | Augustus J. C. Hare
The story as related by the English friar is very characteristic of the age, and, si non e vero e ben trovato.Mexico, Aztec, Spanish and Republican Vol. 1 of 2 | Brantz Mayer
If it were not true it was at least, as the Italians have it, ben trovato, and it was wonderful how well it bore thinking of.Confidence | Henry James