- that which has actuality either materially or in idea.
- absolute existence in a complete or perfect state, lacking no essential characteristic; essence.
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OTHER WORDS FROM beingnon·be·ing, noun, adjectivesu·per·be·ing, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for being
In 2011 LGBT media outlet Queerty took the app to task for allegedly deleting accounts that made reference to being trans.
Why, some might be asking, am I being so harsh on their work so soon after they died?
“Having been a legislator and a mayor, I particularly enjoy being a chief executive,” he said.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races|David Freedlander|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
However, more than 20 players on the ballot this year were probably worthy of being enshrined in Cooperstown.Conservative Curt Says His Politics, Not His Pitching, Kept Him Out of the Hall of Fame|Ben Jacobs|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“I do not support gay marriages being recognized in Florida,” he wrote Andrew Walther of Sanford.
He remembered something—the cherished pose of being a man plunged fathoms-deep in business.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Other things being equal, the volume of voice used measures the value that the mind puts upon the thought.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
The people here retained the same paganism and barbarity, only they were not so dangerous, being conquered by the Muscovites.
And having an enormous appetite he was fortunate in being expert at finding angleworms.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
Judge or sheriff, it was all one to them, each being equally terrible in their eyes.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
British Dictionary definitions for being
Idioms and Phrases with being
see for the moment (time being); other things being equal.