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Origin of would-be
Example sentences from the Web for would-be
July 17: A little upset by the episode of the wouldbe assassin, I decided to go up to London for the day.Greener Than You Think|Ward Moore
A big word that Mr. Wouldbe uses where Mr. Is uses the little word live.The Verbalist|Thomas Embly Osmun, (AKA Alfred Ayres)
Many criminals are acquitted who wouldbe convicted if the penalty were imprisonment.Public Speaking|Clarence Stratton