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Exceedingly well read

Meaning

Erudite and literate.

Origin

Cobbe family portrait of William ShakespeareFrom Shakespeare's Henry IV Part 1, 1597:

MORTIMER:
In faith, he is a worthy gentleman,
Exceedingly well read, and profited
In strange concealments, valiant as a lion
And as wondrous affable and as bountiful
As mines of India.

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