noun \ˈmītə(v)ˌbin, -ītə-\

Definition of might–have–been



  1. 1 :  something that might have happened who can calculate the might-have-beens — W. M. Thackeray reconstructs the might-have-beens of English and French elections — H. C. Mansfield

  2. 2 :  a person who might have amounted to something or to more

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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