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- adj. Having seen much; hence, accomplished, experienced.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having seen much; hence, accomplished; experienced.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Highly accomplished; expert; skilful.
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This is well-seen, but there are some who say they hold the key.
But Johns was infatuated with popular culture, and he wanted to find images which, as he put it, were so well-known that they were not well-seen: flags, targets, stuff like that.
Boer woman, mind you, and no liar; the young wife of an upright and well-seen Burgher, who had his farm an easy four hours from here.
Are we as senseless brutes that we should dash at the well-seen bars?
You call him actual, not ideal; there is truth in that too; and yet at bottom is not the whole truth rather this: The actual well-seen is the ideal?
I am well-seen, though I say it, in sundry languages meet for your lordship, or any noble service, to teach divers tongues and other rare things.
You call him _actual, _ not _ideal; _ there is truth in that too; and yet at bottom is not the whole truth rather this: The actual well-seen _is_ the ideal?
But that is not enough; they must be skilful in all wisdom, and cunning, or well-seen in knowledge, and understanding science, such as were quick and sharp, and could give a ready and intelligent account of their own country and of the learning they had hitherto been brought up in.
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