Do they have a new car?
You can have it until I get back.
She has a red bike, and I have a blue one.
She got another part-time job and now she has two jobs.
I'm looking for the newspaper. Do you have it?
He had the newspaper right in his hand.
I used to have a necklace like that, but I lost it.
She used to share a room with her sister, but now she has her own room. Have they got a new car?
We've got things to do. Noun
a society that discriminates between the haves and the have-nots See More
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The house was built in 1957 and has a living area of 1,110 square feet.—cleveland, 19 Sep. 2023 Mixing supplements can sometimes have adverse effects or lower the efficacy of one or both supplements.—Maggie O'Neill, Health, 19 Sep. 2023 More than 6 million Japanese people are estimated to have dementia, and the number is expected to grow as high as 7.3 million — or 1 in 5 people over the age of 65 — by 2025, according to the Health Ministry.—Julia Mio Inuma, Washington Post, 19 Sep. 2023 The right-wing media has more power to set the news agenda than the mainstream media.—Michael Tomasky, The New Republic, 18 Sep. 2023 The Cowboys had the ball for more than 42 minutes, ran 83 plays and converted 9 of 18 third-down chances, leaving the Jets’ offense little chance to get going.—Ken Belson, New York Times, 18 Sep. 2023 As a member of BTS, V has an additional nine top 40 appearances, with three of those songs reaching No. 3.—Lars Brandle, Billboard, 18 Sep. 2023 Situated on just 25 acres, a compact footprint for a Las Vegas casino, the resort is vertically integrated — the casino has 42-foot ceilings — with the restaurants and other amenities set apart from gaming action.—Melinda Sheckells, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Sep. 2023 Outside of film, Hunnicutt has a great stage presence, too.—Clare Fisher, Peoplemag, 7 Sep. 2023
The toll of the pandemic and climate change keep exposing, in ways big and small, the grim inequities between the world’s haves and have-nots.—Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 8 Sep. 2023 As a result, Venezuela is increasingly a country of haves and have-nots, and one of the world’s most unequal societies, according to Encovi, a respected national poll by the Institute of Economic and Social Research of the Andrés Bello Catholic University in Caracas.—Frances Robles Adriana Loureiro Fernandez, New York Times, 21 Mar. 2023 Sternlicht argued this is evidence the office sector will be split into haves and have-nots in the coming years—and many have-nots may go out of business.—Bywill Daniel, Fortune, 21 July 2023 Tuesday night was a reminder of what the A’s have in Oakland.—Ann Killion, San Francisco Chronicle, 14 June 2023 But behind their prosperity is a workforce divided into haves and have-nots, based on their employment status.—Naomi Nix, Washington Post, 5 July 2023 The tactile, class-conscious aesthetic of haves (Ali Wong’s Amy) and have-nots (Steven Yeun’s Danny), created by production designer Grace Yun and art director Michael Hersey, pursue a metaphorical vision.—A.d. Amorosi, Variety, 31 May 2023 Today, this sense of haves versus have-nots is starting to create a caste system that can make everyone feel bad.—Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times, 20 Apr. 2023 This disruption of rural society caused bitter conflicts between the emerging classes of haves and have-nots that in places manifested as witch hunts.—Silvia Federici, Scientific American, 17 Apr. 2023 See More
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Verb and Noun
Middle English, from Old English habban; akin to Old High German habēn to have, and perhaps to hevan to lift — more at heave entry 1