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being

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a member of the human race
  • no one has the right to enslave another being

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2 one that has a real and independent existence
  • new parents are typically in awe at having created this separate being

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3 the quality or qualities that make a thing what it is
  • music is such a large part of her being that she could never give up performing

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being

verb
present participle of be

Synonyms & Antonyms of being (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to have life
  • stories that begin with the familiar line "once upon a time there was a beautiful maiden"

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2 to occupy a place or location
  • we'll be there waiting for you

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3 to take or have a certain position within a group arranged in vertical classes
  • our school's football team is first in its division

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The first known use of being was in the 14th century

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“Being.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/being. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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