[ US /ˈhæzˌbɪn/ ]
  1. someone who is no longer popular
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How To Use has-been In A Sentence

  • David Axelrod and the rest of the Obama team have far more important things to discuss and worry about than the future of a has-been former governor like Sarah Palin. Axelrod: I'm not thinking about Palin's next move
  • Why does CNN insist on promoting the presidency of has-been Sarah Palin? Poll shows tight race for 2012 GOP nomination
  • Mikey is a has-been who deserves to be promptly forgotten. Mike Griffin Doesn't Seem To Miss NASA Watch - NASA Watch
  • The blueline is the major weakness, featuring a bunch of pimple faces and has-beens: Five Hole Fanatics
  • Last night, writer/director Sean McGinly's film "The Great Buck Howard," about a has-been "mentalist" (John Malkovich) and his harried assistant, made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival. Michelle Kung: Sundance Friday: Hanks, Malkovich and Politics On Show
  • My pinball skills were no longer celebrated, I was a has-been, a thing of the ancient past.
  • The next day, at the audition, Betty has to act the same scene with a lecherous has-been, and suddenly she does it with surprising lubricity.
  • He was the one genuine watchable talent in a particularly gruesome collection of minor career-boosting has-beens and wannabe-agains.
  • But you can always go do some VH1 reality show … they always look for has-been “celebrities” Adam Lambert wants to act? What should he do? | EW.com
  • Bill Forsythe was the new Pima County sheriff now, leaving Brandon Walker as an unemployed fifty-year-old has-been. KISS OF THE BEES
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