do well


: to be wise or use good judgment : to do what one should do
You would do well to avoid him right now.
You did well to avoid him when he was in a bad mood.
: to be lucky
When the tornado hit, they did well to escape uninjured.

Examples of do well in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fierce media rivals like ESPN and Fox Sports aren’t often eager to see the other do well. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 29 Mar. 2024 Simon Thompson My guess is, Monkey Man will play well but not dominant, and Civil War will likewise do well but not at the same blockbuster levels as our current box office top-three. Mark Hughes, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 The Bradshaw Animal Shelter believes the dogs could do well in separate homes but wants to keep the friends in the same place. Kelli Bender, Peoplemag, 22 Mar. 2024 Instead of butting into Israeli domestic politics, Schumer would do well to confront the anti-Israel radicals within his own party. The Editors, National Review, 15 Mar. 2024 Most ferns do well in partial or full shade in rich, well-draining soil. Marissa Wu, Southern Living, 12 Mar. 2024 The palace Tuesday said that the Princess of Wales continues to do well but declined to elaborate. Kaetlyn Liddy, NBC News, 29 Feb. 2024 The palace declined to elaborate on Tuesday but said his wife, the Princess of Wales, who is recovering from abdominal surgery, continues to do well. Staff and Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 28 Feb. 2024 At a minimum, though, Boeing would do well to remember that great engineering companies are run by engineers, not financiers. Gautam Mukunda, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2024

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“Do well.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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