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  • She might be soft where well-set-up men were concerned, but she was no fool, and had a nose for mischief that a peeler would have envied.

    Isabelle

  • For my years I was a well-set-up lad, long in the arms and deep in the chest.

    Prester John

  • All but the soldiers, Turk and German, who seemed well-set-up fellows.

    Greenmantle

  • She was one of those well-set-up rather masculine old ladies who repelled him slightly.

    The Years

  • Aurore is a well-set-up girl, a beautiful upright soul in a strong body.

    The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters

  • Count Ilya Rostov, hurried and preoccupied, went about in his soft boots between the dining and drawing rooms, hastily greeting the important and unimportant, all of whom he knew, as if they were all equals, while his eyes occasionally sought out his fine well-set-up young son, resting on him and winking joyfully at him.

    War and Peace

  • And Richard would have served under her, cheerfully; he had the greatest respect for her; he cherished these romantic views about well-set-up old women of pedigree, and would have liked, in his good-humoured way, to bring some young hot-heads of his acquaintance to lunch with her; as if a type like hers could be bred of amiable tea-drinking enthusiasts!

    Mrs. Dalloway

  • A workman, by his clothes, and what my grandfather would have called "a well-set-up young feller".

    Rose cottage

  • Following Sophie's gaze, Jack beheld a well-set-up young man, unquestionably recently up from the country if his coat was any guide, bearing determinedly down on the group about Sophie's cousin.

    A Lady of Expectations

  • Like most members of the Numidian royal house, Massiva was a well-set-up and good-looking Semite with a brain between his ears, capable of exerting charm, and lavish in the distribution of largesse.

    The First Man in Rome

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