well-told

told

[tohld]
verb
1.
simple past tense and past participle of tell.
Idioms
2.
all told, counting everyone or everything; in all: There were 50 guests all told.

well-told, adjective
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told (təʊld)
 
vb
1.  the past tense and past participle of tell
 
adj
2.  See all told

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told
past tense of tell, from O.E. talde, past tense of tellan (see tell (v.)).
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