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[wel-bee-ing] /ˈwɛlˈbi ɪŋ/
a good or satisfactory condition of existence; a state characterized by health, happiness, and prosperity; welfare:
to influence the well-being of the nation and its people.
Origin of well-being
1605-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Our health and well-being are determined by numerous daily cost-benefit calculations.
  • Government policies explicitly promote health, well-being, and a balance between work and home life.
  • Therapy dogs themselves must be monitored to ensure their own health and well-being.
  • It looks to me as though health and well-being are now simply ends in themselves.
  • Incentives that emphasize health care over any other aspect of health and well-being.
  • We know that many consumers take great interest in the impact of the foods they eat on their long-term health and well-being.
  • It tells you all kinds of things about your general health, and your well-being.
  • But it wasn't about the health and well-being of the birds.
  • Contrary to orthodox medical teaching, health is not some absolute state of perfect physical and mental well-being.
  • Our diet affects not only our overall health and emotional well-being but also our ability to think, studies show.
Word Origin and History for well-being

1610s, from well (adv.) + gerundive of be.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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