have a way of (being something or doing something)

idiom

: to often have a characteristic or to frequently do something
She has a way of exaggerating when she tells stories.
Life has a way of surprising us now and then.

Examples of have a way of (being something or doing something) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Connecticut Sun have a way of knocking the smiles off their opponents faces, of knocking the exuberance out of the youthful. Dom Amore, Hartford Courant, 15 May 2024 Of course, these things often have a way of working themselves out. Gary Phillips, New York Daily News, 26 Apr. 2024 Trump’s Debate Strategy: Let Biden Bury Himself Storylines have a way of taking on a life of their own, creating new force fields and self fulfilling prophecies. Nancy Gibbs, TIME, 28 June 2024 Personalities matter, of course, but systems have a way of selecting for certain types of leaders. Stephen Kotkin, Foreign Affairs, 6 Apr. 2022 See all Example Sentences for have a way of (being something or doing something) 

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“Have a way of (being something or doing something).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20a%20way%20of%20%28being%20something%20or%20doing%20something%29. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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