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- adj. Regarded with respect; esteemed.
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- adj. Well esteemed or regarded highly.
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- adj. receiving deferential regard
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There are too many Americans dumb enough to think that being well-thought-of by our enemies is a bad thing, and McCain is willing to take political advantage of that stupidity.
I was raised by a well-thought-of family in the neighborhood.
As former law enforcement from a family with a tradition of community service, and a grandmother who made so many strides and was apparently such a well-thought-of lady - I have this to say to Rep. Carson.
I had thought that this approach would backfire in NV (where Reagan is well-thought-of) but I was wrong.
If you are involved in the silat community in the U.S., you know how well-thought-of and respected Guru Plinck is.
Almost until that very moment, Smith was a fairly well-thought-of young woman of Union, a mill town and county seat of 10,000 about 25 miles southeast of Spartanburg.
We were told by other journalist friends who worked for a well-thought-of American publisher that they were instructed to ignore the real evidence about Iraq and the war -- in effect, to lay low about the truth and promote the Bush insanity.
So a guy works as a chef at a well-thought-of restaurant in town.
DAVID MATTINGLY, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Reverend Joel Hunter was a rising star among American evangelicals, so well-thought-of that he was once picked to lead the influential Christian Coalition.
So well-thought-of he was once picked to lead the influential Christian coalition.