Been in a sentence

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Definition of Been

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

How to use been in a sentence. Been pronunciation.

Yet I felt that I must needs go and lay my hand in love upon the door of the empty hut which had been ever as thee left it.
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Well, it was so strange, and it fixed itself upon my mind so deeply, and thy writings at the hut have been so much in my hands and in my mind, that I have put it all down here.
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When I asked Soolsby how it came he had been rumoured dead, he said that he himself had been the cause of it; but for what purpose he would not say, save that he was going a long voyage, and had made up his mind to return no more.
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In degree it has ever been so; but now it is like a constant frown upon his forehead.
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David had been long enough in Egypt to know what sort of toiling it was.
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David had now been in the country six months, rapidly perfecting his knowledge of Arabic, speaking it always to his servant Mahommed Hassan, whom he had picked from the streets.
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David had not yet been fortunate with his own business-the settlement of his Uncle Benn's estate-though the last stages of negotiation with the Prince Pasha seemed to have been reached.
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But after other conquests there have been peace and order and law.
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Whatever his misfortunes in Mexico had been, his forty years sat lightly on him, and his expansive temperament, his childlike sentimentality, gave him an appearance of beaming, sophisticated youth.
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David had been asked for half-past eight o'clock, and he was there on the instant; yet here was every one assembled, the Prince Pasha included.
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As he walked up the room he suddenly realised this fact, and, for a moment, he thought he had made a mistake; but again he remembered distinctly that the letter said half-past eight, and he wondered now if this had been arranged by the Prince-for what purpose?
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David looked at Kaid as though he would read in his face the reply that he must make, but he did not see Kaid; he saw, rather, the face of one he had loved more than Jonathan had been loved by the young shepherd-prince of Israel.
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In the latter place he had been one of the Turkish Embassy, and, having none of the outward characteristics of the Turk, and being in appearance more of a Spaniard than an Oriental, he had, by his gifts, his address and personal appearance, won the good-will of the Duchess of Middlesex, and had had that success all too flattering to the soul of a libertine.
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It had, however, been the means of his premature retirement from England, for his chief at the Embassy had a preference for an Oriental entourage.
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He had been even more astonished than David, and far more disturbed.
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It had been chief among the chances he had taken when he entered the high and perilous service of Kaid.
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His manner had not been bravado.
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So far at least it had been so.
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David had been left by Kaid in a small room, little more than an alcove, next to a larger room richly furnished.
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He was not, however, more perplexed and troubled than David, who, in the little room where he had been brought and left alone with coffee and cigarettes, served by a slave from some distant portion of the Palace, sat facing his future.
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Examples of Been

Example #1
So I came down the little path swiftly, and then round the great rock, and up towards the door.
Example #2
It was late evening; the sun had set.
Example #3
When I asked Soolsby how it came he had been rumoured dead, he said that he himself had been the cause of it; but for what purpose he would not say, save that he was going a long voyage, and had made up his mind to return no more.
Example #4
I think it true, and sadly true, that a man with a vice which he is able to satisfy easily and habitually, even as another satisfies a virtue, may give up the wider actions of the world and the possibilities of his life for the pleasure which his one vice gives him, and neither miss nor desire those greater chances of virtue or ambition which he has lost.
Example #5
Well, it was so strange, and it fixed itself upon my mind so deeply, and thy writings at the hut have been so much in my hands and in my mind, that I have put it all down here.
Example #6
But the years go on, and friends have an end.