- Archaic spelling of being.
1609, “Everie Woman in Her Humor”, in A Collection Of Old English Plays, Vol. IV.:
- I know it took not beeing at thy birth: thou hast been merrie, thou hast sounded hoopes, swallowed whiffes, walkt late, worn favours, seene whoresons; thou canst feele and understand, come thou hast bene a sinner, unloade, discharge, untune, confesse, is Venus dominatrix? art not in love?