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Used to express surprise or incredulity, either sincerely or sarcastically. Well, well, I must say that I didn't expect to see results like that from the experiment! Well, well, well, what have we here? Up to your old tricks again, Daniel?
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Well, well, you need not be downcast; for between ourselves I don't think that either Inspector Mac or the excellent local practitioner has grasped the overwhelming importance of this incident.
The consent form asked four questions: location of the well, well depth, well permit number, and if the well is treated by chemical disinfectant or UV ionization.