Might-have-been in a sentence

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Definition of Might-have-been

  • an event that could have occurred but never did

How to use might-have-been in a sentence. Might-have-been pronunciation.

But we've not lived forty years without learning to bury our "might-have-beens" with outward composure, whatever the internal commotion.
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But it is not our province to speculate in the rosy fields of "might-have-been," but to record facts.
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He could have taught her what love meant, thrilled her heart with thoughts of might-have-been; he could have roused sweet pity in her soul, love's gentle mother that has the power to give birth to Love.
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Boanerges Blitzen, servant of the Queen, Is a dismal failure-is a Might-have-been.
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He might, of course, have beaten a retreat and obviated many things; but life is full of might-have-beens, and retreat never presents itself agreeably to a strong man.
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The beautiful picture which these words conjured up filled Archie with that yearning for the might-have-been which is always so painful.
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Richards glanced listlessly at the superscription and the post-mark-unfamiliar, both-and tossed the letter on the table and resumed his might-have-beens and his hopeless dull miseries where he had left them off.
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When the latter was able to examine her correspondence, Diana brought her the heap for perusal, her own sealed scribble, throbbing with all the fatal might-have-been, under her eyes.
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We sailed for the moon, but, in sad disillusion, Snug under Point Comfort are glad to make fast, And strive (sans our glasses) to make a confusion 'Twixt our rind of green cheese and the moon of the past; Ah, Might-have-been, Could-have-been, Would-have-been!
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That-that might-have-been has gone for ever....
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Examples of Might-have-been

Example #1
We remembered there was still a week, and resolved to keep a sharp lookout that no time was wasted; an idle resolution, for the workmen were as anxious to get through as we were to have them.
Example #2
Faithful industry and attention we may demand, haste we have no right to ask.
Example #3
General Longstreet had of all arms fifteen thousand men, including teamsters, guards, medical and ambulance corps.
Example #4
The movement of Longstreet to East Tennessee and Hood through Middle Tennessee was but the commencement of a series of blunders on the part of our war department that culminated eventually in the South's downfall.
Example #5
He could have kissed her hair, so close were the heaped-up fair curls to his mouth; he could have whispered to her, and nobody would hear: he could have told her something at any rate, of that love which had filled his heart since all time, not months or years since he had known her, but since all time filling every minute of his life.
Example #6
But he did not kiss her, nor did he speak: because though he was quite sure that she would understand, he was equally sure that she could not respond.