Definition of 'being'
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Example sentences containing 'being'
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Are you enjoying being in the show? The Sun (2016)The chief drawback is that it means your being away from home a good deal. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This is despite the old number no longer being in use. The Sun (2016)And being part of a cash team but staying independent encourages turning a rich corner. The Sun (2017)It is quite tough being away in these early days so it will be nice to catch up. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Politicians are just human beings, like the rest of us. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We all get on and enjoy being around each other so it's good. The Sun (2016)I remember being in the bath as a five year old looking at shampoo bottles and realising the instructions were written in different languages. The Sun (2017)You want people who enjoy being footballers. The Sun (2014)You should come back from a trip into town feeling like a human being. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Production was this transformation of nature by human beings. Property and Prophets: The Evolution of Economic Institutions and Ideologies (1995)My being away just might be what the church needs. Christianity Today (2000)These are unbelievably complex human beings who happen to be women. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Winning a medal is something any human being can do. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They value being part of a business which has social responsibility and ethics at its heart. The Sun (2013)Your mind is completely calm now and a sense of peace pervades your whole being. POSITIVE THINKING: Everything you have always known about positive thinking but were afraid to put into practice (2001)The defendant admitted being present but denied causing injuries. Times, Sunday Times (2006) Remember that being right always puts one in the wrong and try not to resent it. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This ensures people enjoy being with you and are ready to back your plans. The Sun (2008)What would human beings be like if they used only signs? Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)It is in the nature of human beings to care about what happens to them. THROWING THE ELEPHANT (2002)It can be difficult being away from my family. The Sun (2012)They are endlessly intriguing creatures and have been around far longer than human beings. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We all have a duty to our fellow human beings. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Human beings are a complex mixture of emotions and motives. Times, Sunday Times (2013)What sort of human being says something like that? Times, Sunday Times (2013)Once, being in a car signalled rebellion. Times, Sunday Times (2012)What were we here for, of all strange beings and creatures the strangest? The Times Literary Supplement (2010)Human beings are creatures who think about their own nature, obsessively. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I remember being in the car and looking down at my clothes covered in blood. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They are a big family and I love being part of it. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Trends of 'being'
Extremely Common. being is one of the 1000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'being'
British English: being NOUN
You can refer to any real or imaginary creature as a being.
People expect a horse to perform like a car, with no thought for its feelings as a living being.
Definition of being from the Collins English Dictionary
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