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  • verbexist
  • verbhappen

synonyms for been

  • abide
  • act
  • breathe
  • continue
  • do
  • endure
  • hold
  • inhabit
  • last
  • live
  • move
  • obtain
  • persist
  • prevail
  • remain
  • rest
  • stand
  • stay
  • subsist
  • survive
  • be alive
  • go on
  • have being
  • have place
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antonyms for been

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  • cease
  • depart
  • die
  • discontinue
  • forsake
  • give up
  • go
  • halt
  • idle
  • leave
  • lose
  • pass
  • quit
  • refuse
  • reject
  • stop
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    How to use been in a sentence

    I'd a-been gone long before now if I hadn't had to go over town arter some things I need.
    MOTOR MATT'S DARING, OR, TRUE TO HIS FRIENDSSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
    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.
    RAEMAEKERS' CARTOONSLOUIS RAEMAEKERS
    His dreams were ended, the "might-have-been" would never be, but he knew that there was peace in that little breast at last.
    THE IMAGINARY MARRIAGEHENRY ST. JOHN COOPER
    A formidable rival to this magnificent fall of water has-been discovered by that indefatigable traveller, Dr. Livingston.
    LANDS OF THE SLAVE AND THE FREEHENRY A. MURRAY
    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.
    PEGGY STEWART AT SCHOOLGABRIELLE E. JACKSON
    "Be careful, and don't make me a has-been," David cautioned.
    TO HIM THAT HATHLEROY SCOTT
    I reckon one of them must a-been a boy, and the other a big man, judgin from the marks.
    THE OUTDOOR CHUMS ON THE LAKEQUINCY ALLEN
    "If it hadn't a-been for you, I'd ha' died in the wood," he said.
    THE JOLLIEST TERM ON RECORDANGELA BRAZIL
    Returned home, and friendly received in his high rank of a “has-been” and “recovered” prodigal?
    WALTER PIETERSEMULTATULI
    She ceased to regret that snug might-have-been, little, grocery business in a country town.
    THE HISTORY OF SIR RICHARD CALMADYLUCAS MALET
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