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adjective (well practised when postpositive)
having or having been habitually or frequently practised in order to improve skill or quality
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  • He had been at the school ever since Monsieur Malin introduced them, and so he was well-practised in their use.

    Ernest Bracebridge William H. G. Kingston
  • Then she stood in front of him and her lips trembled, although her well-practised smile curled up the corners of her mouth.

    The Sins of the Children Cosmo Hamilton
  • The well-practised Jamie Shea is an exceptionally chilling sight.

    After the Rain Sam Vaknin
  • This once done, however, the well-practised crew urged the barge slowly but steadily ahead.

    The Two Admirals J. Fenimore Cooper
  • It had also a good effect to-day, but this can be equally obtained from any well-practised choir.

  • The woman touched a spring with well-practised hand, the silver heart divided, and a roll of parchment fell upon the bed.

    Joan of the Sword Hand S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett
  • With well-practised tact he darted into a tobacconist's shop.

    The Husbands of Edith George Barr McCutcheon
  • It is always accompanied by movements of the eyes and well-practised gestures that are very significant.

    The Human Race Louis Figuier
  • He was not aware what a well-practised eye, good nerves, and a firm will could accomplish.

    Ernest Bracebridge William H. G. Kingston
  • Instead of which,” said Brilliana, as he paused, “you meet a daughter of the house and play your well-practised part to her.

    The Lady of Loyalty House Justin Huntly McCarthy

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