Being

Definition of Being

Be´ing
p. pr.1.Existing.
A man who is being strangled.
- Lamb.
While the article on Burns was being written.
- Froude.
Fresh experience is always being gained.
- Jowett (Thucyd.
n.1.Existence, as opposed to nonexistence; state or sphere of existence.
In Him we live, and move, and have our being.
- Acts xvii. 28.
2.That which exists in any form, whether it be material or spiritual, actual or ideal; living existence, as distinguished from a thing without life; as, a human being; spiritual beings.
What a sweet being is an honest mind !
- Beau. & Fl.
A Being of infinite benevolence and power.
- Wordsworth.
3.Lifetime; mortal existence.
Claudius, thou
Wast follower of his fortunes in his being.
- Webster (1654).
4.An abode; a cottage.
It was a relief to dismiss them [Sir Roger's servants] into little beings within my manor.
- Steele.
adv.1.Since; inasmuch as.
And being you have
Declined his means, you have increased his malice.
- Beau. & Fl.

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Behind
Behind one's back
Behind the curtain
Behind the scenes
Behindhand
Behither
Behold
Beholden
Beholder
Beholding
Beholdingness
Behoof
Behoovable
Behoove
Behooveful
Behove
Behovely
Behowl
Beige
Beild
-Being-
Bejade
Bejape
Bejaundice
Bejewel
Bejuco
Bejumble
Bekah
Beknave
Beknow
Bel
bel canto
Bel-accoyle
Bel-esprit
Bel-Merodach
Belabor
Belace
Belam
Belamour
Belamy
Belate
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