[biːn] or [bin]
(p. p.) of Be
(-) The past participle of Be. In old authors it is also the pr. tense plural of Be. See 1st Bee.
pa.p. of Be.
Typed by Elroy
- Will was not quite contented, thinking that he would apparently have been of more importance if he had been disliked. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- Of the numerous other telegraph instruments that have been invented since 1837, that of Mr. Morse is in most general use, especially on the Continent and in America. Frederick C. Bakewell. Great Facts.
- She had been all sweetness and kindness, always thankful, always gentle, even when Mrs. Clapp lost her own temper and pressed for the rent. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- You naughty, wicked child,--you've been stealing this! Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- We have been on the look-out for him, and there was some idea that he had got away to America. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- It has been done before. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- I believe that he would have come all the way had it not been that Dr. Ferrier, who lives near me, was going down by that very train. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
- In textile fabrics they have never been surpassed. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- The grate might have been the old brazier, and the glow might have been the old hollow down by the flare. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- Yes, but such care could have been furnished by any one of us. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- Since that time, nothing has been heard to my knowledge of the three Hindoos. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- About a mile west from where I had been stopping a road comes up from the southeast, joining that from La Grange to Memphis. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- He has just been saying that he doesn't care to speak of it. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- The energy which had at once supported him under his old sufferings and aggravated their sharpness, had been gradually restored to him. Charles Dickens. A Tale of Two Cities.
- Not a word had been spoken during the present session on any of these topics. Mary Shelley. The Last Man.
- Upon such may have beens we can speculate here, but we cannot decide. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.