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noun as in enjoyment

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“Having been a legislator and a mayor, I particularly enjoy being a chief executive,” he said.

At first—it was the early stages of reporting—I was amused at having been so crassly underestimated.

Nothing made Groucho funnier than having this Margaret Dumont around not understanding the jokes.

Similarly, a recent NPR report covered the challenges many police departments are having recruiting officers of color.

Having regional appeal is one thing; simply being a regional candidate is another.

The Spaniards captured two schooners, having on board 22 officers and 30 men, all of whom were hanged or sent to the mines.

You see, I'd always thought of him as the boy whom Great-aunt Lucia described having seen.

And having an enormous appetite he was fortunate in being expert at finding angleworms.

In the meantime, the outlaw, having observed how much more cordially the tyrant is received than himself, has made his exit.

But Polavieja started his campaign with the immense advantage of having the whole of the dry season before him.


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On this page you'll find 157 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to having, such as: accommodating, arresting, cherishing, commemorating, confining, and embracing.

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