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 Meanings and Examples of BEEN
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
been
 v.  past participle of BE
Classic Sentence: (202 in 14 pages)
1  The father of Safie had been the cause of their ruin.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 14
2  I pursued him, and for many months this has been my task.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
3  They've been living over that garage for eleven years.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 2
4  I hadn't been looking at them, but I did now.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 4
5  I have been glancing into some of the rooms.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 5
6  "Oh, I've been in several things," he corrected himself.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 5
7  That girl hadn't been invited.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 6
8  "I told you what's been going on," said Gatsby.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 7
9  Suppose Tom found out that Daisy had been driving.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 7
10  I've always been glad I said that.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 8
11  If he'd of lived he'd of been a great man.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 9
12  A revelation, he could almost say, had been granted to him.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XI. THE INTERIOR OF A HEART
13  Not seldom, it had been seen by multitudes.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XII. THE MINISTER'S VIGIL
14  She might, in one of her phases, have been a prophetess.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
15  It had not been built many years and was in good repair.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 6
Example Sentence: (202 in 14 pages)
16  There's been a bit of trouble at the office.
17  We've been having trouble getting staff.
18  That baby has been bawling for hours.
19  The baby had been abandoned by its mother.
20  He has never really been the sociable type.
21  I've never been very good at arithmetic.
22  I've been going through a bad patch recently.
23  The victim had been strangled with a belt.
24  He had been the victim of a grievous injustice.
25  The victim has not yet been named.
26  The victim had been shot at close range.
27  There has been sporadic violence downtown.
28  I have been there many times since the war.
29  The family had been beggared by the war.
30  I've been setting aside a few pounds each week.