American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Based on sound judgment, reasoning, or evidence; adequately substantiated: well-founded suspicions.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Founded on good reasons; having strong probability; not baseless: as, well-founded suspicions.
- adj. based on sound reasoning or evidence
“Our conversation got me reflecting on the typical post-New Year's period, drowning in well-founded resolutions whereby we all try to eat healthier, exercise more, give up bad habits and attempt to be happier as a result.”
“A criminal defendant with genuine and well-founded concerns that imprisonment will shorten his life is surely entitled to provide the court with relevant medical information without also consenting to the publication of such sensitive and private information in The Wall Street Journal, which is surely what will happen here if the documents are unsealed," his lawyer John Dowd said in court papers on Monday.”
“And yes, I do have fear radical Muslims and I believe that fear is well-founded.”
“Your suspicions are well-founded, as there is abundant archeological evidence indicating that intermediary trade was actually surprisingly widespread during the Upper Paleolithic; for instance, there were Pan-European trade networks for all sorts of baubles.”
“Mrs. Clinton, in Brussels Thursday on a diplomatic trip, responded that she had expressed "well-founded" concerns about the conduct of Russia's parliamentary election earlier this week, and that other nations had raised concerns too.”
“And we expressed concerns that we thought were well-founded about the conduct of the elections.”
“Applicants must demonstrate a well-founded fear of persecution should they return to Egypt.”
“Since Perry has already taken some stimulus funds and then taken the credit for it, a charge of hypocrisy would be well-founded – and your criticism, merely ideological nit-picking.”
“Why do people think anecdotes about rare examples refute well-founded statistical measures of large populations?”
“But they're not well-founded cases, and the banks will vigorously contest any class action around these issues.”
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