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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HAS-BEEN

"We haven't a has-been in the bunch," asserted Silence quietly.

Not when he is forty years old and knows that already he is a 'has-been.'

"Be careful, and don't make me a has-been," David cautioned.

The Will-be and the Has-been touch us more nearly than the Is.

If you don't, I can tell you that it's a fact; not a 'has-been', but an 'is'!

So significant,” he burst out, “that the minute the Express appears this afternoon Harrison Blake is a has-been!

By the end of the year they may be calling me a has-been and roasting McRae for getting me on the team.

The other player—the has-been—looked at Joes extended hand a moment as if in doubt.

Returned home, and friendly received in his high rank of a “has-been” and “recovered” prodigal?

I wanted t' make you a real lady—t' take you away from Mulligan's—but now—I'm only—a 'has-been.'

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