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Definitions of be

  1.   a light strong brittle gray toxic bivalent metallic element
  2.   happen occur take place I lost my wallet this was during the visit to my parents' house There were two hundred people at his funeral There was a lot of noise in the kitchen
  3.   spend or use time I may be an hour
  4.   work in a specific place with a specific subject or in a specific function He is a herpetologist She is our resident philosopher
  5.   have an existence be extant Is there a God
  6.   have the quality of being copula used with an adjective or a predicate noun John is rich This is not a good answer
  7.   have life be alive Our great leader is no more My grandfather lived until the end of war
  8.   be identical to be someone or something as in The president of the company is John Smith This is my house
  9.   form or compose This money is my only income The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance These constitute my entire belonging The children made up the chorus This sum represents my entire income for a year These few men comprise his entire army
  10.   occupy a certain position or area be somewhere Where is my umbrella The toolshed is in the back What is behind this behavior
  11.   represent as of a character on stage Derek Jacobi was Hamlet
  12.   to remain unmolested undisturbed or uninterrupted used only in infinitive form let her be
  13.   be priced at These shoes cost 100
  14.   be identical or equivalent to One dollar equals 1 000 rubles these days
  15.   be identical to be someone or something The president of the company is John Smith This is my house
  16.   To exist in a certain manner or relation whether as a reality or as a product of thought to exist as the subject of a certain predicate that is as having a certain attribute or as belonging to a certain sort or as identical with what is specified a word or words for the predicate being annexed as to be happy to be here to be large or strong to be an animal to be a hero to be a nonentity three and two are five annihilation is the cessation of existence that is the man
  17.   To take place to happen as the meeting was on Thursday
  18.   To signify to represent or symbolize to answer to
  19.   A prefix originally the same word as by
  20.   To intensify the meaning as bespatter bestir
  21.   To render an intransitive verb transitive as befall to fall upon bespeak to speak for
  22.   To make the action of a verb particular or definite as beget to get as offspring beset to set around
  23.   To exist actually or in the world of fact to have exstence
  24.   To exist in a certain manner or relation whether as a reality or as a product of thought
  25.   Been
  26.   To exist have existence in fact physical or mental to include or involve as a result produce become last mean to happen to concern to belong
  27.   Was
  28.   Being
  29.   To live to exist to have a certain state or quality pr p being pa p been bin
  30.   To exist to have any state or quality
  31.   To exist happen
  32.   By near on about Beforms numerous compounds which are readily understood by combining the meaning of the prefix with that of the second element as benumb betimes
  33.   Saxon prefix to make about for over by c
  34.   To exist to have a real state or existence to be fixed to be made to be to become to remain Let be to omit or let alone
  35.   Infin of the verb am denoting to exist to become to remain used in hypothetical and secondary propositions as If I be If thou be
  36.   A prefix signifying to make When be is prefixed to a noun the noun becomes a verb thus calm and friend are nouns but becalm and befriend are verbs be prefixed to a verb signifies about over for thus speak and think become bespeak and bethink be in a preposition an adverb or a conjunction has the force of by or in thus

Quotes of be

  1. If the cultural elite has its way the U S will be much more like Europe – Peter L. Berger
  2. I was modeling with an agency in New York and a manager with the agency introduced himself to me one day and he said he had auditions for someone my age He asked if I would be interested in doing some – Alexis Bledel
  3. Why doesn't that Devil take me with him It would be much better with him than it is here – Eva Braun
  4. In Japan they have TV sets in cars right now where you can punch up traffic routes weather everything You can get Internet access already in cars in Japan so within the next 2 to 3 years it's gonna be so crazy – Glenn Danzig
  5. I myself believe that there will one day be time travel because when we find that something isn't forbidden by the over -arching laws of physics we usually eventually find a technological way of doing it – David Deutsch
  6. For me it's always contingent on getting a sound -the sound always suggests what kind of melody it should be So it's always sound first and then the line afterwards – Brian Eno
  7. You've got to be success minded You've got to feel that things are coming your way when you're out selling otherwise you won't be able to sell anything – Benjamin Jowett
  8. I will say nothing to an actor that cannot be translated into action – Elia Kazan
  9. I can be intimidating but not within the confines of a film shoot – Jeanne Moreau
  10. Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life – Joel Osteen
  11. All these directors who do different locations forget that one room can be shot from a million different angles and a million different ways When I direct a movie I'm going to use that – Michael Pitt
  12. I'm trying to have my own thing and I don't know if it's even possible I didn't realize so many people actually think I'm trying to be like my dad I read comments like 'She's no Elvis I'm not trying to be I never set out to be – Lisa Marie Presley
  13. I think I'm probably a little too desperate to be successful – Howard Stern
  14. That children shall be compelled to receive religious instruction which is in antagonism to the wishes of their parents is what no man with say sense of justice would suggest – Charles Tupper
  15. I haven't really forgotten what it's like to be a teenager and how much it sucked – Ben Weasel

Usage examples for be

  1. “ I should be glad if I could serve you too but I could never serve him – Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter by Lawrence L. Lynch
  2. “ No We will see what can be done to morrow – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  3. “ I don't want it to be me – By Right of Purchase by Harold Bindloss
  4. “ I shall be with you again – Gone to Earth by Mary Webb
  5. It must be said the Duke – Arsene Lupin by Edgar Jepson Maurice Leblanc
  6. The storm'll be here in any minute – From the Valley of the Missing by Grace Miller White
  7. Nothing could be better he said – The Bent Twig by Dorothy Canfield
  8. But ' 'But what shall it be you mean – The Castle Inn by Stanley John Weyman
  9. Let me think where would be a good place – The Spirit of the Border A Romance of the Early Settlers in the Ohio Valley by Zane Grey
  10. That is as you want it to be I think – The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  11. “ I won't be long she said – The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  12. She didn't want to be – The Real Adventure by Henry Kitchell Webster
  13. Be the very thing – April Hopes by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  14. “ I want to be loved – A Fool and His Money by George Barr McCutcheon
  15. And who can that be – Five Minutes' Stories by Mrs. (Mary Louisa) Molesworth
  16. They can't be Morran said – Ask a Foolish Question by Robert Sheckley
  17. And of what use would that be – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli
  18. Don't be afraid of us sir – The High School Boys' Training Hike by H. Irving Hancock
  19. You must be quite at home here – The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope
  20. “ I wouldn't be sure it isn't – Blue Bonnet's Ranch Party by C. E. Jacobs Edyth Ellerbeck Read

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