How to use has-been in a sentence
As for the event itself, well, the has-been is Sarah Palin, and the obnoxious man is Donald Trump.
Most comically of all, I will never forget the brief Al-Sharpton-has-been-redeemed interregnum.
The surest sign of the star's implosion: he's become best friends with baseball has-been Lenny Dykstra.
As a writer Shepard is not nearly in the land of the has-been.
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
"Be careful, and don't make me a has-been," David cautioned.To Him That Hath | Leroy Scott
Returned home, and friendly received in his high rank of a “has-been” and “recovered” prodigal?Walter Pieterse | Multatuli
I wanted t' make you a real lady—t' take you away from Mulligan's—but now—I'm only—a 'has-been.'The Definite Object | Jeffery Farnol
The boss hired him to stand on the stairs for a kind of scenery to show there was something doing in the has-been line upstairs.Roads of Destiny | O. Henry
British Dictionary definitions for has-been
informal a person or thing that is no longer popular, successful, effective, etc
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