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[wel-choh-zuh n] /ˈwɛlˈtʃoʊ zən/
chosen with care, as for suitability or preciseness:
He entered at a well-chosen moment.
Origin of well-chosen
1580-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for well-chosen


(well chosen when postpositive) carefully selected to produce a desired effect; apt: a few well-chosen words may be more effective than a long speech
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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