Origin of well-founded
Examples from the Web for well-founded
Kim now knows the “well-founded fear” that asylum seekers must prove they have to be accepted by a host country.
Assumptions that the Republican nominee automatically wins statewide office in South Carolina are well-founded but not uniform.
“His language is off the scale but his sense of injustice is often well-founded,” Ralph Nader told the Beast.
There was no proof at all, nothing to link him to the crime except some well-founded suspicion.
In some instances, from necessity; in others, from a well-founded distrust of the public.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
That there were many beliefs does not destroy the fact that there was one well-founded belief.A Miscellany of Men|G. K. Chesterton
A well-founded horror of military barbarity had the effect of separating the soldier from the civilian by an impassable gulf.
Perhaps there was a well-founded feeling that they proved too much.A History of the United States|Cecil Chesterton
As for Redroban, he and half a dozen of his men fled to the woods, in well-founded fear of Menendez.The History of Cuba, vol. 1|Willis Fletcher Johnson