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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
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
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
And if he ever saw one, his corpse-to-be was a methodical little piece of humanity.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
He flattered himself that by timely suggestion he had stumped at least half a dozen would-be candidates for Mildreds hand.
THE FIFTH STRING  JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
"This is the blankest, rummiest blank go ever I was in," muttered the would-be iconoclast.
THE CHEQUERSJAMES RUNCIMAN
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
JULY 30, 2021
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WORDS RELATED TO BE

  • abide
  • be
  • be alive
  • breathe
  • continue
  • draw breath
  • endure
  • get along
  • get by
  • have life
  • last
  • lead
  • maintain
  • make it
  • move
  • pass
  • persist
  • prevail
  • remain
  • remain alive
  • subsist
  • survive
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irrefragableadjective | [ih-ref-ruh-guh-buhl ]SEE DEFINITION