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Aksyonov has great fun inventing a culturally pureed lexicon for his might-have-been cosmopolitan Russians.

Let me say, flat out, that Harold Conrad was the single most happening, been-everywhere/done-everything cat I ever met.

Many men (and women) evaluated Sarah Palin, the could-have-been GOP vice president from Alaska, based on her appearance.

As for the event itself, well, the has-been is Sarah Palin, and the obnoxious man is Donald Trump.

Most thought-provoking for me, however, in this should-have-been story is the moral at the end.

I'd a-been gone long before now if I hadn't had to go over town arter some things I need.

No poorest man on earth would change places with this man-that-might-have-been, for his time draws nigh and his end is perdition.

His dreams were ended, the "might-have-been" would never be, but he knew that there was peace in that little breast at last.

A formidable rival to this magnificent fall of water has-been discovered by that indefatigable traveller, Dr. Livingston.

Paht ob dey eddications must a-been neglected ef dey gotter be tied up ter keep 'em whar yo' wants 'em fer ter stay at.


On this page you'll find 46 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to been, such as: breathe, do, last, prevail, move, and remain.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.