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Example sentences for "have been"

  • I wonder why I have been permitted to prosper, if it is only to take my friends away from me.

  • I have talked to her since I have been sick, and she knows all my wishes.

  • You wouldn't want me to be more lonely than I have been, would you?

  • Tess's friends lived so far off that none could conveniently have been present at the ceremony, even had any been asked; but as a fact nobody was invited from Marlott.

  • How would it have been if we had pitched on a sound one?

  • I wish to ask you something of a very practical nature, which I have been thinking of ever since that day last week in the meads.

  • Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne!

  • They are sent over to bind and rivet upon us those chains which the British ministry have been so long forging.

  • And judging by the past, I wish to know what there has been in the conduct of the British ministry for the last ten years to justify those hopes with which gentlemen have been pleased to solace themselves and the House.

  • The clouds burst from his sight; he believes if he can but see his Ambulinia, he can open to her view the bloody altars that have been misrepresented to stigmatize his name.

  • He appears to have been of a crusty, uncomfortable disposition.

  • Raised as I have been, I see no worth in man or beast that is not theirs by virtue of their own mental or physical prowess.

  • I have not remained because I wished to; I have been a prisoner.

  • I have suffered much on account of it--this is the first time that I have ventured from my cabin since; I have been ashamed," she concluded simply.

  • When we reached our destination where we were to have been married, two officers stepped up to my escort as we descended from the train, and placed him under arrest.

  • Her coloring was so individual, she was so unusually fair, that in the wrong clothes she might easily have been "conspicuous.

  • If old Elmer hadn't played that trick on me, I'd have been in for about fifty thousand.

  • They had the faded look often seen in the eyes of men who have lived much in the sun and wind and who have been accustomed to train their vision upon distant objects.

  • He never seemed to have been amused, however.

  • I have been to talk to him every day this week.

  • Mrs. Medlock came so quickly that Mary thought she must have been waiting in the corridor.

  • Sometimes I have been taken to places at the seaside, but I won't stay because people stare at me.

  • I have been here a long time," said Mary.

  • First, because I have been made to learn that the doom and burthen of our life is bound for ever on man's shoulders, and when the attempt is made to cast it off, it but returns upon us with more unfamiliar and more awful pressure.

  • Mr. Utterson, "can he, too, have been thinking of the will?

  • I have been wanting to speak to you, Jekyll," began the latter.

  • Jekyll to have been--well, murdered what could induce the murderer to stay?

  • She seemed to have been caught up into the stars.

  • That scum up there ought to have been run in long ago--and would have, if the people down here hadn't been clean scared of them.

  • There had been thunder in the air all the afternoon, and everyone said afterward that something ought to have been done to ventilate the hall.

  • It was supposed to have been transferred to hundreds of accounts.

  • Good, because we think that you might be able to assist on a small project we have been contemplating.

  • All we need to say is that we have been contacted, in a threat- ening manner.

  • She was a semi-sorta-kinda girl friend, but wouldn't have been if Miles had known that she re- ported their liaisons back to her boss.

  • As you say, we have been trained to expect, even welcome death in the struggle against our adversaries.

  • They were just the sort of women, if he had treated their evidence as trustworthy, to have been puffed up by it, and to have said or done something which would have put Rosanna Spearman on her guard.

  • I saw him served with the best of everything--and I shouldn't have been sorry if the best of everything had choked him.

  • There is one other feature, very essential to be noticed, but which, we greatly fear, may damage any picturesque and romantic impression which we have been willing to throw over our sketch of this respectable edifice.

  • Jekyll to have been--well, murdered, what could induce the murderer to stay?

  • And she bare him a son, and he called his name Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.

  • I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.

  • I could not believe that any enlightened military nation, such as the ancient English are reputed to have been, would have voluntarily so deserted an exposed coast and an excellent harbor to the mercies of an enemy.

  • For a long time I waited for some one to come to my prison whom I might ask to bear word to the queen, but I seemed to have been forgotten.

  • I have been so unhappy," she said, "but I could not die while I thought that you might live.

  • All the vitality that should have given color to her face seemed to have been absorbed by this marvellous hair.

  • It was easy to lie to McTeague, who took everything for granted; and since the occasion of her trickery with the money that was to have been sent to her mother, Trina had found falsehood easier than ever.

  • The above list will hopefully provide you with a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "have been" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this group of words.

    Some common collocations, pairs and triplets of words:
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