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 Meanings and Examples of BE
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be
 v.  happen, occur, take place
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  He thought you might be offended.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 4
2  "I'm afraid I won't be able to," I said.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 6
3  She used to be able to understand.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 6
4  "Don't be morbid," Jordan said.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 7
5  But I'd be glad if you'd order me the taxi.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 7
6  It was almost intolerable to be borne.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In II. THE MARKET-PLACE
7  "It must be even so," resumed the minister.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In VIII. THE ELF-CHILD AND THE MINISTER
8  We shall be friends again anon.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In X. THE LEECH AND HIS PATIENT
9  There might be a moment's peace in it.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XI. THE INTERIOR OF A HEART
10  If she be all tenderness, she will die.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
11  So it seemed to be with Hester.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
12  What may be the result I know not.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIV. HESTER AND THE PHYSICIAN
13  It will certainly be much the best way.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2
14  But, however, ONE thing must be considered.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2
15  My love, it will be scarcely a separation.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  It would be difficult for us to accept.
17  To be beautiful means to be yourself.
18  Dirty linen should be washed at home.
19  It is good to be merry at meal.
20  He wants to be an attorney.
21  A good horse cannot be of a bad colour.
22  Devil must be driven out with devils.
23  Love can neither be bought nor sold.
24  What is done cannot be undone.
25  The question will be settled tonight.
26  Touch pitch, and you will be defiled.
27  It must be tough for you.
28  Children's shoes need to be tough.
29  Mary is training to be a technician.
30  A trial must be fair and impartial.