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adjective (well deserved when postpositive)

  1. fully merited   ⇒ a well-deserved reputation

Example Sentences Including 'well-deserved'

CHARLTON'S inability to take the maximum three points once again is going to cost them what would have been a well-deserved place in Europe.
Sun, News of the World (2004)
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)
SCORE VERDICT ANOTHER tremendous home display brought Derby three well-deserved points to escape relegation.
Sun, News of the World (2004)
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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