well-read

[wel-red]
adjective
having read extensively (sometimes followed by in ): well-read in oceanography.

Origin:
1590–1600

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well-read (ˈwɛlˈrɛd)
 
adj
having read widely and intelligently; erudite

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well-read
1596, from well (adv.) + pp. of read.
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Example sentences
Those were, without my knowing it, the glory days of the well-paid and well-read respected personal essay.
These are not products created by some well-read amateur.
Well-read and well-known books also can provide teachers with common touchstones about good teaching.
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