be alive and well

be alive and well

1. To be alive, especially after having been in danger or thought to be in danger. The search party was overjoyed to find that all of the stranded hikers were alive and well after enduring the cold for eight days.
2. To be active and healthy. I knew Jane's dad was very sick, so I'm thrilled to hear that he's alive and well.
3. Of a concept or practice, to be flourishing despite a perception of decline elsewhere. I'm glad to see chivalry is alive and well—thank you for holding the door for me. Electronic music is huge now, but guitar-driven rock is still alive and well.
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