adjective (well tried when postpositive)

repeatedly and exhaustively attempted or tried

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Examples from the Web for well-tried

Historical Examples of well-tried

  • Capital, well-tried men,” said Dickenson; “but I was thinking of the corporals.

    The Kopje Garrison

    George Manville Fenn

  • But the prairie chief did not forsake his old and well-tried friends.

    The Prairie Chief

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • I see that I can ever count on your well-tried friendship and honest aid.

    The Trail-Hunter

    Gustave Aimard

  • The battle must be fought with the old, well-tried, but not worn-out weapons.

    George Whitefield

    Joseph Belcher

  • Of heavy oil engines there are some dozens of well-tried types.