With Jake's well-behaved Texas background, it seemed like he and Tenley were the perfect match.
It seems to have started with Kathryn Skaggs who, according to the title of her blog, is “A well-behaved Mormon Woman.”
Their challenge is to find purpose and a voice, beyond being the well-behaved baubles expected of them.
On the other hand, there is, in fact, a glut of perfectly healthy and well-behaved dogs and cats that need homes.
If you decide to take as allies only well-behaved liberal democracies, you will not get very much done in the world.
It was such a well-behaved, solemn little audience, that never gave me an inkling of its liking or its loathing.
I always did like characters better than people who were well-behaved.
Student trade was something he catered to only so long as it came through the well-bred and well-behaved of their number.
The Indians on this reservation are well-behaved, and inclined to be industrious.
You werent invited here, and well-behaved people always wait to be asked before they go visiting.
early 15c., from be- intensive prefix + have in sense of "to have or bear (oneself) in a particular way, comport" (cf. German sich behaben, French se porter). Cognate Old English compound behabban meant "to contain," and alternatively the modern sense of behave might have evolved from behabban via a notion of "self-restraint." Related: Behaved; behaving.
1. [primarily MS-DOS] Said of software conforming to system interface guidelines and standards. Well-behaved software uses the operating system to do chores such as keyboard input, allocating memory and drawing graphics. Oppose ill-behaved.
2. Software that does its job quietly and without counterintuitive effects. Especially said of software having an interface spec sufficiently simple and well-defined that it can be used as a tool by other software. See cat.