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having (plural havings)
- The act of possessing; ownership.
- 2002, Ronald Jager, The Development of Bertrand Russell's Philosophy:
- He thus came to think of perceiving as a complex of 'havings,' not a complex of 'havings' and 'doings.'
- Something owned; possession; goods; estate.
- c. 1601–1602 (date written), William Shakespeare, “Twelfe Night, or What You Will”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act III, scene iv]:
- Out of my lean and low ability
I’ll lend you something: my having is not much;
I’ll make division of my present with you:
Hold, there’s half my coffer.
- 1875, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Queen Mary, London: Henry S. King, Act II, Scene 2, p. 80,
- Your havings wasted by the scythe and spade—
- Your rights and charters hobnail’d into slush—
- (obsolete) A person's behaviour.
- (obsolete, Scotland, chiefly in the plural) Good manners.
having (comparative more having, superlative most having)
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