To be is to exist, or to take place. As Hamlet best put it: "To be or not to be, that is the question."


The past participle of Be. In old authors it is also the pr. tense plural of Be. See 1st Bee.

p. p.
of Be

The past participle of Be. In old authors it is also the pr. tense plural of Be. See 1st Bee.


Been . [OE. beon, ben, bin, p. p. of been, beon, to be. See Be.] The past participle of Be. In old authors it is also the pr. tense plural of Be. See 1st Bee.
Assembled been a senate grave and stout.

The past participle of Be. In old authors it is also the pr. tense plural of Be. See 1st Bee.


Usage Examples

A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.

A canon is antithetical to everything the New York art world has been about for the past 40 years, during which we went from being the center of the art world to being one of many centers.

'Til the infallibility of human judgements shall have been proved to me, I shall demand the abolition of the penalty of death.

A great deal has been written in recent years about the purported lack of motivation in the children of the Negro ghettos. Little in my experience supports this, yet the phrase has been repeated endlessly, and the blame in almost all cases is placed somewhere outside the classroom.

A hatred of failure has always been part of my nature.

A human being has been given an intellect to make choices, and we know there are other food sources that do not require the killing of a creature that would protest being killed.

'Come out' is so funny to me because I've never been in.

A great wind swept over the ghetto, carrying away shame, invisibility and four centuries of humiliation. But when the wind dropped people saw it had been only a little breeze, friendly, almost gentle.

'Days' has always been strong as an icon in TV history, and it's still going on strong and represents the genre of daytime drama so well. I'm proud to be a part of it.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

A disaster where marble has been substituted for imagination.

A great many things which in times of lesser knowledge we imagined to be superstitious or useless, prove today on examination to have been of immense value to mankind.

A husband is what is left of a lover, after the nerve has been extracted.

'Good Morning America' exploited Joan Lunden's pregnancy, but you won't see me bringing my babies on the air. The only reason I'm talking about the babies at all is that they've been with me on the show since I became pregnant. After a while, I had to acknowledge this pumpkin tummy.

A guy as great as Brett Favre has been for the length of time he's been, you would hope that he would be able to leave the game with a positive flavor in his mouth.

A bad book is the worse that it cannot repent. It has not been the devil's policy to keep the masses of mankind in ignorance but finding that they will read, he is doing all in his power to poison their books.

'Metals' has partly been about me regaining my self respect and I feel like I'm growing the muscles I want to grow again.

'I Am Number Four' is an action-packed adventure entwined with a romantic story. I play the role of John Smith. John wants to be a normal kid, but he is from a different planet and he has been given this destiny of becoming a warrior.

A devastating commentary on the war in Iraq is that we have been unable to spend money on infrastructure.


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