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well-deserved

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adjective (well deserved when postpositive)

  1. fully merited   ⇒ a well-deserved reputation

Example Sentences Including 'well-deserved'

Hayley may be in for a shock in the end, but the shock will be well-deserved.
Globe and Mail (2003)
One induction I thought was well-deserved was that of Ottawa 67's coach Brian Kilrea.
Ottawa Sun (2003)
The rest of the Hospital is now inspected, while a military band plays in the Figure Court, and the Pensioners go for a well-deserved meal.
Matthews, John & Potter, Chesca (eds) The Aquarian Guide to Legendary London
They left Rashtrapati Bhavan with a well-deserved impression that I was unhappy at the way things had been handled.
India Today (1996)

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