stories that begin with the familiar line “once upon a time there was a beautiful maiden”
we'll be there waiting for you
Recent Examples on the Web
In April, Yo-Yo Ma be in Louisville for a five-day immersive residency with the Louisville Orchestra.—Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 19 Jan. 2023 That’s up to the powers that be — my agent, whoever else.—Dave Hyde, Sun Sentinel, 19 Jan. 2023 And while some hotels harvest and use their honey at their spa or restaurant, the Mercer in New York, which installed hives on its roof last spring with beekeeper Ian Sklarsky, prefers to just let its 70,000 bees be.—Eunica Escalante Zoe Ruffner Juan A. Ramírez Abid Haque Angela Koh Devorah Lev-tov, New York Times, 18 Jan. 2023 Hailing from the province of San Cristóbal in the Dominican Republic, J Noa narrates the struggle, hustle, and bustle of life in the hood, while slaying some socio-political critiques of the D.R. governmental powers that be.—Jessica Roiz, Billboard, 18 Jan. 2023 New Hampshire and Nevada would go second but on the same day and Biden further recommended that Georgia and Michigan be brought into the early mix.—Natasha Korecki, NBC News, 5 Jan. 2023 My hope is that 2023 marks the year where honest actors are rewarded for technical ingenuity and a commitment to empowering individuals on the web, which is ultimately why we’re supposed to be here.—Kathleen Breitman, Fortune, 5 Jan. 2023 Yet the powers that be still refuse to throw Dexter Jettster a cameo.—Brendan Morrow, The Week, 4 Jan. 2023 Internet battles between protesters and the powers that be are heightened in China, where the internet is heavily censored and a surveillance dragnet sweeps up life online and off.—Jody Rosen, New York Times, 21 Dec. 2022 See More
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Middle English, from Old English bēon; akin to Old High German bim am, Latin fui I have been, futurus about to be, fieri to become, be done, Greek phynai to be born, be by nature, phyein to produce
Middle English, from Old English bi-, be-; akin to Old English bī by, near — more at by