Origin of well-off
Examples from the Web for well-off
D.H. Lawrence wrestled with the discontent of well-off people in his dark fable, “The Rocking-Horse Winner.”
The shortages affect both the poor and the well-off, in surprising ways.
And if the deal paves the way for tax reform, the well-off could likely see some cherished deductions eliminated or capped.Rich Make Out Like Bandits in Fiscal-Cliff Negotiations|Daniel Gross|December 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Portentously, the opposition consisted of communists, liberals, fascists, and a well-off middle class.Leslie H. Gelb on a World in Crisis—and What Obama Should Do|Leslie H. Gelb|December 14, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Six years ago, The New York Times gushed about well-off women who quit work to stay home—without examining the economic risks.
He was in the West India trade and was well-off, and he had no children, so they expected he would do well by father.Deephaven and Selected Stories & Sketches|Sarah Orne Jewett
Her name is Ludmilla Heldegard Blumenthal; good family, well-off, pretty, and of course an angel.Jo's Boys|Louisa May Alcott
Well-off the old man was, and, as she was his only daughter, they looked to 'ave all his money when he'd gorn.Ship's Company, The Entire Collection|W.W. Jacobs
There was Todhunter, a well-off man who had bought my father's pictures while my father was still Pre-Raphaelite.Four Years|William Butler Yeats
It is just as applicable, I believe, to the educated and the well-off.Social Rights and Duties, Volume I (of 2)|Sir Leslie Stephen