"We haven't a has-been in the bunch," asserted Silence quietly.
Not when he is forty years old and knows that already he is a 'has-been.'
"Be careful, and don't make me a has-been," David cautioned.
The Will-be and the Has-been touch us more nearly than the Is.
If you don't, I can tell you that it's a fact; not a 'has-been', but an 'is'!
So significant,” he burst out, ...