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Definition of "well-knit" []

  • Strongly knit, especially strongly and firmly constructed: a well-knit body; a well-knit theatrical production. (adjective)
  • Strong, firm, or sturdy (adjective)

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Use "well-knit" in a sentence
  • "At first she found fault with the more than slight cheek-hollows under the cheek-bones, but when she measured his well-knit, slenderly muscular figure, with its deep chest and heavy shoulders, she discovered that she preferred the hollows; at least they did not imply lack of nutrition."
  • "His was a tall, slender, well-knit figure, and Grief, studying him, estimated his character from his face."
  • "He was at the wheel, a small, well-knit, muscular man of say forty-five, with black hair graying on the temples, a big eagle-face, swarthy, with keen, intelligent black eyes."