loved deeply and sincerely: my well-beloved fiancé.
highly respected and honored: our well-beloved speaker.
a person who is loved dearly: in respect for the well-beloved.
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How to use well-beloved in a sentence
Dame Dorothy Packington sent the trusty and well beloved Thos.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
The twain of them were doughty men, and noble in England, and both were very sage and well-beloved by the King.The Sagas of Olaf Tryggvason and of Harald The Tyrant (Harald Haardraade) | Snorri Sturluson
He never attempted to claim any other title than 'father,' and was well beloved by his subjects.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 5 | Hubert Howe Bancroft
Even Miss Carolina, the well-beloved, has long since ceased to charm.Two Little Travellers | Frances Browne Arthur
And they were very sorry; for these two were well-beloved of all men.The Story of the Glittering Plain | William Morris