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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
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
SEPTEMBER 18, 2021
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WORDS RELATED TO BE OFF

  • be off
  • be slanted
  • bear on
  • beetle
  • bow
  • cant
  • careen
  • cock
  • curve
  • decline
  • deflect
  • dip
  • divert
  • drift
  • droop
  • fasten on
  • hang on
  • heel
  • incline
  • jut
  • list
  • nod
  • overhang
  • pitch
  • place
  • prop
  • put weight on
  • recline
  • repose
  • rest
  • rest on
  • roll
  • sag
  • sheer
  • sink
  • slant
  • slope
  • tilt
  • tip
  • turn
  • twist
  • veer
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