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[wel-tahymd] /ˈwɛlˈtaɪmd/
fittingly or appropriately timed; opportune; timely:
a well-timed demand for new legislation.
Origin of well-timed
1625-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He had been smoking comfortably and with well-timed nods, impartially encouraging each disputant.

    The Red Cross Girl Richard Harding Davis
  • Eastern Roumelia was united to Bulgaria proper by a bold and well-timed stroke.

    Bulgaria Frank Fox
  • Captain Douglas fully sustained his former reputation for satirical jests and well-timed jokes at the expense of his friends.

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  • In any case, the plot had been well-timed and elaborately thought out.

    The Stretton Street Affair William Le Queux
  • The Emperor laughed cordially at the well-timed compliment, and made the poor old man comfortable for the rest of his days.

British Dictionary definitions for well-timed


adjective (well timed when postpositive)
happening or scheduled to happen at an appropriate or suitable time
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