approved (adj.) Old form(s): approoued , approu'd , Approued
tested, tried, established, proven
1H4 I.i.54[Westmorland to King Henry] Archibald, / That ever valiant and approved Scot
CE V.i.103[Abbess to Adriana, of Antipholus of Syracuse] I will not let him stir / Till I have used the approved means I have
MA II.i.351[Don Pedro to all, of Benedick] he is ... of approved valour
MA IV.i.42[Claudio to Leonato, of Hero] Not to knit my soul to an approved wanton
R2 II.iii.44[Harry Percy to Bolingbroke] I tender you my service ... / Which elder days shall ripen and confirm / To more approved service and desert
Tit V.i.1[Lucius to the army] Approved warriors and my faithful friends
TS I.i.7[Lucentio to Tranio] My trusty servant well approved in all
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