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adverb, adjective, interjection, sentence connector
a Scot word for well1
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  • weel, I wouldna' say that was impossible, but ye hae good ground tackle.

    Johnstone of the Border Harold Bindloss
  • weel, man, that's a-year-and-a-half, and you must be almost a man noo.

  • I hope and expek no less than the whole half o the rents; and they were last year weel on to four hunder.

    The Entail John Galt
  • And weel ye may, for it's you that's been motherin him ever since I lost my wits!

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
  • But Saunders' only reply was this: "Mony a time he's hed tae gang round; he micht as weel hae an open road for his last traivel."

  • weel, I alloo, she's deen as a wuman sud—the faut bein a' her ain!

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
  • "weel, he's there onywye, and we'll jist hae to mak' the best we can wi' him," said Jinnet.

    Erchie (AKA Hugh Foulis) Neil Munro
  • weel, what think ye o' the lass by this time, Mr. Bletherwick?

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
  • You're like your father before you, and your grandfather, as weel, for the curse of wandering seems to follow the name of Stair.

    Nancy Stair Elinor Macartney Lane
  • It's weel for us, that we ken a cure for it—more than ye can say for the case you've just left.

    The O'Donoghue Charles James Lever
Word Origin and History for weel

"deep pool," Old English wæl, cognate with West Frisian wiel, Old Low Frankish wal, Middle Dutch wael, German wehl, wehle.

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