Definition of well tried in English:

well tried


  • Having been used often and therefore known to be reliable.

    ‘well-tried tactics’
    • ‘Why not adopt the well-tried methods of private business?’
    • ‘It's a very special submarine, specially designed for this kind of work, well-tried and proven in north sea operations.’
    • ‘One criticism might be that it fits too easily into a well-tried British style of comedy and has little new to offer.’
    • ‘True, university education before the eighteenth century was more suited to delivering well-tried formulas than to imparting the most recent conceptions in the fields of the arts and humanities.’
    • ‘Therefore, Machiavelli concludes, artillery does not prevent modern armies following the well-tried methods and close formations of ancient times.’
    • ‘Once seen, Samuel honed his well-tried strategy.’
    • ‘Crazes come and crazes go but the well-tried dances like the waltz, foxtrot and quickstep stay with us all the time - which is a relief to ‘squares’ like me.’’
    • ‘The result isn't as inspiring as it ought to be, partly because this well-tried formula for success is proving to be a little tiresome.’
    • ‘This is a well-tried method for dating fragments of living material.’
    • ‘He said: ‘I think it's a great pity we can't provide this service. It was a well tried process to assist the community.’’
    • ‘I have a few well-tried strategies for avoiding close relationships.’
    • ‘Ancient well-tried therapies and diagnostic techniques were simply abandoned and thrown away.’
    • ‘The familiar, faithful, well-tried and tested strategy of divide and rule remains useful.’
    • ‘The Government stuck to its well-tried formula.’
    • ‘There is no need, however, to reinvent the well-tried concept.’


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