[wel-choh-zuh n]
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Origin of well-chosen

First recorded in 1580–90
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Contemporary Examples of well-chosen

Historical Examples of well-chosen

  • His small but well-chosen library was placed at my disposal.

  • The Widder took up her stand at a well-chosen angle, and looked at him in silence.

    Meadow Grass

    Alice Brown

  • This was a collection which even then consisted of more than 60,000 well-chosen volumes.


    Charles Godfrey Leland

  • He replied to my remarks with readiness, and in well-chosen words.

    Mugby Junction

    Charles Dickens

  • He'd had them publicly humiliated with well-chosen epithets.

    Talents, Incorporated

    William Fitzgerald Jenkins

British Dictionary definitions for well-chosen


  1. (well chosen when postpositive) carefully selected to produce a desired effect; apta few well-chosen words may be more effective than a long speech
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