Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: well-being
IPA transcription: [w,ɛlb'iɪŋ]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: wellbeing, well-being, welfare, upbeat, eudaemonia, eudaimonia
    Meaning: a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous; "the town was finally on the upbeat after our recent troubles"
Usage examples
  • Conducive to well-being and efficiency
  • And therefore the cause of well-being?
  • The well-being of man, that was what they wanted to extract from society.
  • No theory of education that aggravates this danger is consistent with national well-being."
  • RELIGIOUS who have the family spirit wish to know everything which concerns the well-being of the different houses.
  • An eager interchange from bottom to surface goes on; for when the upper layer is satiated, it likes to enjoy its feeling of well-being in peace, until voracity once more makes them all rivals.
  • Any one can make GOOD things work together for good: but only the Heavenly Father can bring good out of evil; and, taking all our mistakes and failings and foolishnesses, cause them to work to our most perfect well-being.
  • Prospective mothers should understand not only that there is an advantage in taking such precautions, but that they may be risking their lives, or at least their future well-being, unless they insist upon competent medical attention.
  • As the desire of well-being is universal--as fortunes are slender or fluctuating--as everyone wants either to increase his own resources, or to provide fresh ones for his progeny, men clearly see that it is profit which, if not wholly, at least partially, leads them to work.
  • It is much easier and much more pleasant to give oneself passively to that delusion of grandeur, that delusion that pleasantly drugs the mind with the assumption that there is a supreme being who is personally interested in our well-being; a providence who, like a school master, at his pleasure dispenses rewards and punishments; as immortality, Heaven and Hell.