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Definitions of Been

  1.   The past participle of Be. In old authors it is also the pr. tense plural of Be. See 1st Bee.
  2.   Past participle of the verb be.
  3.   of Be
  4.   Of BE, v.
  5.   Of the verb to be.
  6.   An Indian guitar having nineteen frets.
  7.   Pa. p. of BE.
  8.   Of the verb be.

Quotes of Been

  1. My demographic of people have been very supportive. – Paul Anka
  2. Indeed; peace literature is almost exclusively read, though to good effect, by pacifists, while what is needed is the canvassing of those who have not so far been won to the cause. – Fredrik Bajer
  3. Young people in the business have grown up and made the wrong decisions, or bad decisions, and haven't been good role models. To be someone that people look up to is important to me. – Justin Bieber
  4. When I left Europe in 1987 I did so with the thought that my relevance as a composition teacher would benefit from a certain cool distance to certain tendencies I had been observing for several years with increasing disquiet. – Brian Ferneyhough
  5. Jonathan Lynn is one of the last actors Orsen Welles used in a production. It was wonderful. He's very sharp, very sharp. It's funny I've been asked how weird it was to have a Brit do a church gospel movie. – Cuba Gooding, Jr.
  6. I've been an inveterate reader of literary magazines since I was a teenager. There are always discoveries. You're sitting in your easy chair, reading; you realize you've read a story or a group of poems four times, and you know, Yes, I want to go farther with this writer. – Marilyn Hacker
  7. It's upsetting that it is such a big deal. I wish it weren't an issue all the time. It's funny that people say it's a departure, because I've been acting since I was a child. I've played three gay roles out of hundreds. – Randy Harrison
  8. I have been up to see the Congress and they do not seem to be able to do anything except to eat peanuts and chew tobacco, while my army is starving. – Robert E. Lee
  9. I've been criticised for writing in too complex a manner for younger people. – Tanith Lee
  10. I'm not likely to forget where I've been and what I've done and learned. I think it's just as important to play new instruments as to play new pieces. The old ones are getting scarcer and the new ones more and more wonderful. – Yo-Yo Ma
  11. I've often talked about that, and I've been asked that a couple of times and my feeling are that if you have a good show, a bad host will not even hurt the show. – Wink Martindale
  12. The Teutons have been singing the swan song ever since they entered the ranks of history. They have always confounded truth with death. – Henry Miller
  13. Whatever else has been said about me personally is unimportant. When I sing, I believe. I'm honest. – Frank Sinatra
  14. So struggling for work here has been very good for me, but it's also been very hard to handle rejection. – Patricia Velasquez
  15. My dream of politics all my life has been that it is the common business, that it is something we owe to each other to understand and discuss with absolute frankness. – Woodrow Wilson

Usage examples for Been

  1. Has he been in trouble?" ” – One-Way Ticket to Nowhere by Leroy Yerxa
  2. So it has been done at last, has it? ” – Observations by Mr. Dooley by Finley Peter Dunne
  3. Well, Anita had been right. ” – Tinker's Dam by Joseph Tinker
  4. So Harry has been with them? ” – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  5. Where have you been Belle? ” – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  6. But where have you been and what have you to do up there? ” – Old Fritz and the New Era by Louise Muhlbach
  7. “ Dick's been there, by the way. ” – None Other Gods by Robert Hugh Benson
  8. You've never been here before, I suppose? ” – The Clue of the Twisted Candle by Edgar Wallace
  9. “ I ain't been to no ranch. ” – Paradise Bend by William Patterson White
  10. She said how he done been with the Injuns." ” – Tempest and Sunshine by Mary J. Holmes
  11. It was; it must have been – The Parson O' Dumford by George Manville Fenn
  12. “ I had thought it had been a man," etc. ” – Brief History of English and American Literature by Henry A. Beers
  13. It must have been that I meant, I think. ” – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  14. You ain't been a- doin' dataway. ” – A Little Union Scout by Joel Chandler Harris
  15. “ " You may have been right," he replied. ” – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
  16. “ I must have been – Love of Brothers by Katharine Tynan
  17. Have you been out? ” – Dora Thorne by Charlotte M. Braeme
  18. Could it have been there? ” – Whispering Wires by Henry Leverage
  19. Just now- I have been with her. ” – The Master Mummer by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  20. It could not go on after what he had now been told. ” – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope

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