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used to emphasize something you are saying:
Well, I think it's a good idea anyway.
Well, I've had enough and I'm going home!
'James doesn't want to come to the cinema with us.' ' Well then, let's go on our own.'
used to pause or give yourself time to think before saying something:
Well, let's see now, I could meet you on Thursday.
used to show that you accept a situation even though you feel disappointed or annoyed about it:
accepting a situationalso oh well
Well, I did my best - I can't do any more than that.
Oh well, we'll just have to cancel the holiday, I suppose.
used to express surprise or amusement:
showing surprisealso well, well, (well)
Well, so Steve got the job?
Well, well, well, I didn't think I'd see you here.
used to express anger or disapproval:
Well, she could at least have phoned to say she wasn't coming!
used to show that you are about to finish speaking or doing something:
Well, that's all for today.
Well, that's the last one done.
used to show that you are not sure about something:
'Will you be in on Friday evening?' 'Well, it depends.'
used to slightly change something that you have said:
He's rolling in money! Well, he's got a lot more than me, anyway.
used to show that you agree with an idea or accept a suggestion:
'Very well,' he said. 'I accept.'
used to continue a story you are telling people, especially in order to make it seem more interesting:
continuing a story
You know that couple I was telling you about the other day? Well, last night I saw a police car in front of their house!
used to ask someone to answer a question you have asked them, when you are angry with them:
asking a question
Well? What have you got to say for yourself?