having read extensively (sometimes followed by in): well-read in oceanography.
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How to use well-read in a sentence
While quick on his feet, funny, pointed and well-read, Stewart is a Manhattanite through and through.Jon Stewart and 'Meet The Press' Would Have Been One Unhappy Marriage | Lloyd Grove | October 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Your audience is more sophisticated and well-read, and they know who Jim Cameron and Robert Rodriguez are.Jessica Alba on 'Sin City,' Typecasting, and How Homophobia Pushed Her Away From the Church | Marlow Stern | August 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But in the West, the papers were not well read, much less understood.Germany Helped Prep Russia for War, U.S. Sources Say | Josh Rogin | April 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She was well-read, articulate and interested in current affairs.
Rod Martin, a U.S. Republican Party member and former Paypal.com advisor, said he was thrilled by how well read the kids were.
I shudder when I chance to come across a really well-read and enlightened man!The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
The well-read politician will see that a contest similar to those thus indicated is going on almost all over Europe.Ancient Faiths And Modern | Thomas Inman
You might almost as well read dictionaries with a hope of getting a succinct and clear view of language.Friends in Council | Arthur Helps
Mr. Lee gives one the impression of being a well-read man, as, in fact, he is.
"It isn't as if she wasn't clever and well read," her daughter went on.The Tragic Muse | Henry James
British Dictionary definitions for well-read
having read widely and intelligently; erudite
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