versed

Part of speech: adjective

Thoroughly acquainted with a subject or art; proficient.

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Usage examples "versed":

  1. The Archbishop, however, as indeed were most of the English Divines of the time, was far more deeply versed in destructive than constructive theology; and, to Anthony's regret, was presently beginning in that direction. - "By What Authority?", Robert Hugh Benson.
  2. What Eugenio would really wish would be to have each successive book of his given for review to some lifelong admirer, some dear and faithful friend, all the better for not being an acquaintance, who had liked him from the beginning and was intimately versed in all his work. - "Imaginary Interviews", W. D. Howells.
  3. One was a " gentleman" little versed in archeological questions; the other a tall person with the face of a scholar. - "Cæsar or Nothing", Pío Baroja Baroja.