been been  /ˈbɪn/


  1. (n) a light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element
  2. (v) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
  3. (v) be identical to; be someone or something
  4. (v) occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere
  5. (v) have an existence, be extant
  6. (v) happen, occur, take place
  7. (v) be identical or equivalent to
  8. (v) form or compose
  9. (v) work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function
  10. (v) represent, as of a character on stage
  11. (v) spend or use time
  12. (v) have life, be alive
  13. (v) to remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted -- used only in infinitive form
  14. (v) be priced at


  1. The Roots' Philadelphia studio has even been tricked out with a whole bunch of amenities so the band can play host to longer, later jam sessions.
  2. Guantanamo has been the repository, if you will, of hundreds of terrorists, or suspected terrorists, that we've captured since 911.
  3. The day before, he had been shot in the head in an Oxnard, Calif.


  1. For many weeknights and weekends, every day has been Father's Day for Cherie LeCompte, who watched in admiration the ...

    For many weeknights and weekends, every day has been Father's Day for Cherie LeCompte, who watched in admiration the past two years as she and her father worked side-by-side building a house along the shoreline of Lake Peigneur.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Daily Iberian

  2. N. Charleston papermaker KapStone hasn't been a run-of-the-mill stock

    File/Leroy Burnell/Staff KapStone's North Charleston paper mill has been a key part of the local economy since 1937. The company bought the Cooper River operation on July 1, 2008. Shares of KapStone closed at a record $38.09 Friday.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Post and Courier

  3. It’s been a good year for Pigott’s teams

    It's been a pretty good season for baseball teams that Picayune's Justin Pigott used to play for.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Picayune Item


  1. "Protecting those we are here to help nonetheless does require killing, capturing, or turning the insurgents. We will not shrink from that; indeed, you have been taking the fight to the enemy and we will continue to do so," he added.
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: David Petraeus Source: Washington Post

  2. "I want the record to be absolutely clear that I think BP is responsible for this accident," Barton told the AP. "If anything I said this morning has been misconstrued, in opposite effect, I want to apologize for that misconstruction."
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Joe Barton Source: TIME

  3. "But it didn't work. They passed the ball very well, they made us work very hard in the defence. When we finally won the ball, we were too tired to move quickly forward. They have been playing together for several years, they are very cohesive,...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Miroslav Klose Source: The Canadian Press

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