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synonyms for has-been

  • antiquated
  • back number
  • dated
  • obsolete
  • of the old school
  • old hat
  • old-fashioned
  • out-of-date
  • outdated
  • outmoded
  • passé
  • square
  • unfashionable
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How to use has-been in a sentence

"He has-kept it—five years—unopened," Mona said in broken phrases scarce above a whisper.
YOU NEVER KNOW YOUR LUCK, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
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
Mr. Anderson—he's below-has crinkly noctagons, and one wouldn't believe the difference.
THE LONGEST JOURNEYE. M. FORSTER
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
The portion of the has-reliefs of Orvieto, given in the opposite plate, will show the importance of the jointing.
VAL D'ARNOJOHN RUSKIN
"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
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO HAS-BEEN

  • antiquated
  • back number
  • dated
  • has-been
  • obsolete
  • of the old school
  • old hat
  • old-fashioned
  • out-of-date
  • outdated
  • outmoded
  • passé
  • square
  • unfashionable
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.