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be <was/were, been> [bi:, bi] VERB intr + n/adj

5. be (timing):

11. be (expresses possibility):

can it [really] be that ...? form
is it that ...? form
kann es sein, dass ...?

17. be (expresses imperatives):

be quiet or I'll ...!
sei still oder ich ...!
be seated! form
be seated! form

be-all [ˈbi:ɔ:l] NOUN

-to-be [təˈbi:] COMP

I . ˈwould-be ADJ attr, inv

II . ˈwould-be NOUN

bride-to-ˈbe NOUN

moth·er-to-ˈbe <pl mothers-> NOUN

soon-to-be [ˈsu:ntəbi:] ADJ attr, inv

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