- 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?
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
To do so is to deify a celebrity for being what we need them to be, while willfully ignoring who they really are.
He has wild swings between trying not to care about Lana and the baby, and being completely obsessed by it.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The women and children were being hurried to the ships, and two ladies were hastening past my friend.The Angel and the Author - and Others|Jerome K. Jerome
This work is being well administered by the Veterans' Bureau.State of the Union Addresses of Calvin Coolidge|Calvin Coolidge
Rousseau was right; he was a being apart; and the philosophers could not forgive him for his independence.A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times|Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
I expected a blow for that, and tried to look as though I did not, being extremely anxious to return it with effect.Some Persons Unknown|E. W. Hornung
But the mere fact of there being such a Babel of different tongues disproves this.Theodore Watts-Dunton|James Douglas
British Dictionary definitions for being
Idioms and Phrases with being
see for the moment (time being); other things being equal.