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Definition of Been:

  1. of Be
  2. The past participle of Be. In old authors it is also the pr. tense plural of Be. See 1st Bee.

Synonyms:

begun, arisen, bitten, bestridden, bidden, blown, befallen, begotten, borne.

Usage examples:

  • So home and found that Will had been with my wife.

    - "Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright", Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke.
  • It would have been quite as well.

    - "A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia", Amanda Minnie Douglas.
  • He may have been, but he did not look so.

    - "A Day Of Fate", E. P. Roe.