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as well he (or she etc.) might (or may)

Definition of as well he or she etc. might or may in English:

Used to convey the speaker’s opinion that a reaction is appropriate or unsurprising: she sounded rather chipper, as well she might, given her bright prospects
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  • Steve apologised to his family, as well he might.
  • He takes his music very seriously, as well he might.
  • He was clutching the two Oscars he'd just won for Braveheart and he looked extremely pleased with himself, as well he might.
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