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[wel-thawt-uhv, -ov] /ˈwɛlˈθɔtˌʌv, -ˌɒv/
highly esteemed; of good reputation:
a well-thought-of scholar; This new book is well-thought-of.
Origin of well-thought-of
1570-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • You are rich and well-thought-of at Court, and I a soldier of fortune, not too successful.

    A Gentleman of France Stanley Weyman
  • For, believe me, there is nothing so all-absorbing as for once respected and well-thought-of people to be under a cloud.

    Tales of Destiny Edmund Mitchell
  • When Ruric had ended this talking, Count Manuel laughed scornfully, and spoke as became a well-thought-of nobleman.

    Figures of Earth James Branch Cabell
British Dictionary definitions for well-thought-of


adjective (well thought of when postpositive)
having a good reputation; respected
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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