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A past possibility that no longer applies.‘fretting about might-have-beens won't get us anywhere’
- ‘Still, there are few might-have-beens that taste as good as this one.’
- ‘He had his share of abandoned projects, what the author refers to as ‘Leonardo's might-have-beens.’’
- ‘But the shoulders have widened and the appetite for victory sharpened by a few years' reflection on the might-have-beens.’
- ‘A letter from an old flame fluttered to the welcome mat this week, tinged with the rosy glow of nostalgia and giving off a faint melancholy whiff of might-have-beens.’
- ‘The other might-have-been concerns the 1990 World Cup finals in Italy.’
- ‘Counterfactual history - the history of might-have-beens - then becomes much more than an exercise in subjective speculation.’
- ‘This opens up a lost world of might-have-beens.’
- ‘The main theme rounded out, speaking of loss, reminding of might-have-beens.’
- ‘One is left to reflect on the many might-have-beens and the extreme narrowness between victory and a severe setback.’
- ‘The might-have-beens preoccupy us as a random natural disaster never can.’
- ‘You could say this was a match about might-have-beens.’
- ‘A subtle gesture, a quick flight into rage, that sassy line of dialogue - all these might-have-beens can keep bit-players from becoming stars, or stars becoming legends.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.