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Aksyonov has great fun inventing a culturally pureed lexicon for his might-have-been cosmopolitan Russians.This 1979 Novel Predicted Putin’s Invasion Of Crimea|Michael Weiss|May 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Let me say, flat out, that Harold Conrad was the single most happening, been-everywhere/done-everything cat I ever met.The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull|Mark Jacobson|March 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Many men (and women) evaluated Sarah Palin, the could-have-been GOP vice president from Alaska, based on her appearance.Everyday Sexism Creator Laura Bates on Helping Women Speak Out|Anna Klassen|April 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As for the event itself, well, the has-been is Sarah Palin, and the obnoxious man is Donald Trump.
Most thought-provoking for me, however, in this should-have-been story is the moral at the end.
I'd a-been gone long before now if I hadn't had to go over town arter some things I need.Motor Matt's Daring, or, True to His Friends|Stanley R. Matthews
No poorest man on earth would change places with this man-that-might-have-been, for his time draws nigh and his end is perdition.Raemaekers' Cartoons|Louis Raemaekers
His dreams were ended, the "might-have-been" would never be, but he knew that there was peace in that little breast at last.The Imaginary Marriage|Henry St. John Cooper
A formidable rival to this magnificent fall of water has-been discovered by that indefatigable traveller, Dr. Livingston.Lands of the Slave and the Free|Henry A. Murray
Paht ob dey eddications must a-been neglected ef dey gotter be tied up ter keep 'em whar yo' wants 'em fer ter stay at.Peggy Stewart at School|Gabrielle E. Jackson