Instead, Obama would be well served to take a page from Harry Truman in 1948.
I think Matt Czuchry probably has not been as well served by our show as his talents deserve.
It was a “thank you” for four years well served, not an embrace of the GOP.
He'd have been well served to be a trial lawyer for 10 years.
Children have not been well served by the recent emphasis of drug therapies over other interventions.
If a religion makes a savage so good, so kind, it has well served its purpose.
Above it were ranged the blue cannon—three batteries, well served.
On n'est jamais si bien servi que par soi-mme—A man is never so well served as by himself.
Those who like liqueurs after dinner are well served in Holland.
This is the celebrated eclipse which is said to have so well served the purposes of Christopher Columbus.
late 12c., "to render habitual obedience to," also "minister, give aid, give help," from Old French servir "to do duty toward, show devotion to; set table, serve at table; offer, provide with," from Latin servire "be a servant, be in service, be enslaved;" figuratively "be devoted; be governed by; comply with; conform; flatter," originally "be a slave," related to servus "slave," perhaps from Etruscan (cf. Etruscan proper names Servi, Serve, Latinized as Servius).
By c.1200 also as "to be in the service of, perform a service for; attend upon, be personal servant to; be a slave; owe allegiance to; officiate at Mass or other religious rites;" from early 13c. as "set food at table;" mid-14c. as "to wait on (customers)." From late 14c. as "treat (someone or something) in some fashion." To serve (someone) right "to treat as he deserves" is recorded from 1580s.
He no schuld neuer wondSense of "be useful, be beneficial, be suitable for a purpose or function" is from early 14c.; that of "take the place or meet the needs of, be equal to the task" is from late 14c.; that of "suffice" is from mid-15c. Meaning "render active military service" is from 1510s. Sporting sense, in tennis, badminton, etc., first recorded 1580s. Legal sense "present" (a writ, warrant,etc.), "give legal notice of" is from early 15c.
To seruen him fro fot to hond
["Amis and Amiloun," c.1330]
1680s, in sports (tennis, etc.), from serve (v.).