being being  /ˈbi ɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the state or fact of existing
  2. (n) a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Furthermore, emos complain they are being increasingly threatened and assaulted by smaller groups on the streets on a daily basis.
  2. In a PTI poll of this age group, in which 501 were surveyed online, two-thirds said being a teenager is harder for them than it was for their parents.
  3. McInerney, the alleged killer, is being charged as an adult and, if convicted, will likely spend the rest of his childhood, and most of his adulthood, behind bars.

News

  1. 7 athletes being inducted into Ky. Hall of Fame

    Seven athletes are being inducted into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame on Thursday.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: WHAS TV11 Louisville

  2. Donations being accepted for Oklahoma tornado victims

    Local folks are being asked to pitch in with efforts to benefit the families of seven children who lost their lives when a tornado destroyed Plaza Towers Elementary in Moore, Okla.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Gleaner

  3. 7 athletes being inducted into Kentucky Hall of Fame

    Seven athletes are being inducted into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame on Thursday.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WPSD Local 6 Paducah

Quotes

  1. "I did everything I was told to do, I thought I was being compliant," Lohan, 24, said, stopping to cry, as she tried to explain why she violated probation in a 2007 DUI case by missing weekly alcohol-education classes. "I did do everything I...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Lindsay Lohan Source: USA Today

  2. "It's a double celebration," said Cranston. "It's my 21st anniversary today. However, when I turned to my wife and said, 'Is being nominated enough of an anniversary present for you?' And she said, 'No.' I went, 'OK. I'll be right back.' We...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Bryan Cranston Source: Washington Post

  3. "I remain, as I have been from the beginning, extremely optimistic about the government being formed here," Biden told reporters.
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Joe Biden Source: The Associated Press

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