from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Properly or firmly set.
- adj. Well put together; having symmetry of parts.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In cricket, able to play the bowling with ease; unlikely to get out: said of a batsman.
- Firmly set or fixed; properly placed or arranged.
- Symmetrically formed; properly joined or put together: as, a well-set frame or body.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. strongly and firmly constructed
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No style can save you once you've wandered into a well-set ambush.
Also, you will find that well-set goals are very motivating.
The gifts these three share – a dreamlike quality of composure when well-set, the ability to transform a commonplace shot such as a leg-glance into a thing of charm and a handsome ease at piercing the infield that keeps the scoreboard moving at a pace that perplexes the assumptions of bowler and spectator alike – link the game to a past when guile was the equal of force.
Batting teams need to be open‑minded about using it whenever they have two well-set batsmen ticking along at a good rate, even if that is as early as the 30th over.
Now, all I have to do is to make the time to watch all the other programmes I keep recording (to include Wallander this Sunday) and I'll be well-set for Wyndham.
The best of all the sons of men; who, like a well-set plant
It was shorter and lighter than cavalry issue, but with a sharp well-set head.
It was easy to imagine these being the focal point of a well-set dinner table for a high-status dinner party.
Rachel Maddow, Ed Shultz, Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews, plus the "balanced" newscasters of CNN and broadcast networks, have fallen into a well-set trap.
It was quite acceptable for the Earl of Caithness to pay attention to Miss Ogilvie, for everyone knew he was on the lookout for a well-set wife.