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

But the failed stars and might-have-beens make for even more compelling narratives.

Like all might-have-beens, this one fades away into airy speculation.

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.

No wonder you are feeling nervous and upset over the might-have-beens.

She commented adversely upon each play I made, and in between times lectured me upon might-have-beens.

Critics have called Keats and others who died young “the great Might-have-beens of literary history.”


On this page you'll find 98 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to might, such as: efficacy, potency, valor, adequacy, arm, and authority.

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