well behaved

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Adj.1.well behaved - (usually of children) someone who behaves in a manner that the speaker believes is correct; "a well-behaved child"
good - having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified; "good news from the hospital"; "a good report card"; "when she was good she was very very good"; "a good knife is one good for cutting"; "this stump will make a good picnic table"; "a good check"; "a good joke"; "a good exterior paint"; "a good secretary"; "a good dress for the office"
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You must be polite and well behaved, and don't make any of your startling speeches.
He said: "The majority of dogs I come across on my round are well behaved and under the owner's control but this one came bounding out of the door as I was walking up the garden.
When Santiago Sierra was invited to inaugurate the new exhibition space of London's venerable Lisson Gallery in 2002, he was fairly well behaved for someone who, in Mexico City five years earlier, had flambeed a gallery's interior with gasoline and a blowtorch.