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"Buy something for your wife that-is-to-be," he said to his grand-nephew, as he handed him the folded paper.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
Everything showed a rapid flight; even the would-be dinner of the guerrillas was found half cooked.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
Next night at dinner I proposed Sir Alister's health, and we all drank to him and his "bride-to-be."
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
While a one-step was in full swing some would-be wag suddenly turned off all the lights.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
And hand-painting it allus seemed to me, is really elocution in oils; for a be-yutiful picture is a silent talker.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
Jean was to be an architect—God knows why—but Aristide settled it, definitely, off-hand.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
In favorable parts of the trail he must do better than that, to off-set losses of time where the going was most difficult.
MOTOR MATT'S "CENTURY" RUNSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
The fun, when the school broke up for the term, was of the never-to-be-forgotten variety.
THE MYSTERY AT PUTNAM HALLARTHUR M. WINFIELD
He is a stranger to affectation—that dangerous rock to the would-be wit; he is natural, and is witty without trying to be a wit.
FRIEND MAC DONALDMAX O'RELL
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WORDS RELATED TO BE OFF

  • bank on
  • believed in
  • bet bottom dollar
  • bet on
  • confided
  • gambled on
  • had faith
  • hinged on
  • lay money on
  • put faith in
  • relied
  • trusted
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