One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Built in a strong or practical way.‘well-constructed playground equipment’
- ‘Some of their number began hurling javelins and knives at their hidden tormenters, but these either fell short or stuck like pins in the well-constructed barriers.’
- ‘Even in the well-constructed buildings in California, designed to withstand massive quakes, we cower in primal fear when we face nature's wrath.’
- ‘He walked through the hallways of this well-constructed building.’
- ‘Many air bed pumps are not that well made and have a tendency to fail at the worst times. - Look for well constructed pumps that can do the job and don't sound like a leaf blower.’
- ‘There is is a safe and well constructed play area and a selection of small farm animals which can be fed with food bought from the Gallery.’
- 1.1 (especially of reasoning or a piece of writing) having a clear or carefully planned structure.‘the arguments are well constructed and I found it easy to understand’
- ‘I'm glad you think my writing's detailed and well-constructed.’
- ‘My second attempt was perhaps a little more mature and well-constructed, but it lacked the vitality of the first and, even to my fond eye, was obviously not something I wished to see in print.’
- ‘Commentaries overwhelmingly support the elections and offer intelligent and well-constructed viewpoints on a variety of election-related topics.’
- ‘So it's no wonder that so many of them have been adapted by filmmakers looking to translate his uniquely witty and well-constructed writing into movies as entertaining as the books they're based on.’
- ‘The book is, after the opening, a well-constructed narrative of their lives, initially as they spiral towards their first meeting, then through the course of their marriage.’
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