: fully deserved
a well-earned reputation/rest
Her success is well-earned.

Examples of well-earned in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After years of buildup, Nancy Drew's big romantic moment between Nancy (Kennedy McMann) and Ace (Alex Saxon) in the series finale was well-earned. Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, 24 Aug. 2023 Certainly the public appetite for Swift remains enormous, and has been well-earned following her decade and a half of consistent pop excellence. Andrew Unterberger, Billboard, 15 Dec. 2023 Its emotional tone rarely veers beyond strident anger and self-righteousness, however well-earned. Julia M. Klein, Los Angeles Times, 4 Dec. 2023 Advertisement Last Friday’s win was similarly well-earned. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 14 Nov. 2023 By all accounts, that reputation seems well-earned. Todd Gilchrist, Variety, 4 Oct. 2023 Florida's status as one of the top states for retirees is well-earned. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 29 Sep. 2023 In the past 15 years, only four teenage position players — Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Jurickson Profar and Juan Soto — have recorded plate appearances in the majors, but Holliday’s confidence in potentially joining that group is well-earned. Nathan Ruiz, Baltimore Sun, 14 July 2023 His mammoth ovation from the crowd on hand Saturday was well-earned after decades on the mic. Michael Shapiro, Chron, 1 Apr. 2023 See More

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“Well-earned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/well-earned. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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