very well

1

Exceedingly healthy, as in How are you?—Very well, thank you.

2

Extremely skillfully or properly, as in He manages that sailboat very well.

3

All right, I agree to, as in Will you take her hand?—Very well, but only to cross the street. Also see all very well.

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Examples from the Web for very well

Historical Examples of very well

  • The pen-and-ink work is all very-well, and it does bring the bread and butter, but it is not what I want for ever and ever.

    Cape of Storms

    Percival Pollard