have a way of (being something or doing something)

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of have a way of (being something or doing something)

: 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.

Word by Word Definitions

way play
  1. : a thoroughfare for travel or transportation from place to place

  2. : an opening for passage

  3. : the course traveled from one place to another : route

  1. : of, connected with, or constituting an intermediate point on a route

  1. : by a long distance : to a considerable degree or extent : far

  2. : by far : much

  3. : very

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

doing play
  1. : the act of performing or executing : action

  2. : things that are done or that occur : goings-on

  3. : social activities


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