Definitions

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  • had (used in conditional statements)

Etymologies

From had + 've (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Taking one last look at the eternal flame marking Kennedy's grave, I wondered how our country would be different today if he had've lived.

    Jerry Nelson: The Day America Died

  • I don't know if they'd have gone as far as closing the floodgates - for at least half a decade - as i'd really want but let's face facts, it wouldn't be as bad as it is right now if the Tory's had've got in - maybe.

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

  • Oh man, if only The Wolfman had've had a sense of humour like that to have had Hopkins running around in a series of progressively more ridiculous animal fur coats then it might have been more fun.

    The Tigerman

  • Only I felt that if I had've purchased this, and popped it in the car, and rode home, I would've probably hit I-95 heading to New York to fing both of these cats and smack'em!

    What's New In Dart's iPod #32 AKA The Review Blog About Nothing

  • I really, really wish I had've set things up differently and written with more anonymity.

    Exposed

  • But, as I wrote in the post, the issue would have been really easy to laugh off if their attitude had've been different.

    Vinegar at The Point??

  • If we had've been more organised we would have mixed the cream cheese with the lemon juice and a few capers or herbs or something, because the smoked salmon was very rich.

    Smoked salmon thingos

  • Owen - I think if I had've had the patience to grill the sticks slightly in the pan, they would've released some of their oils and become more fragrant.

    Blog Party #3 - Rosemary-scented chorizo scallop skewers

  • If you had've told old Paul about Skynet in his day he would've whomped you with a giant fist.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • The only slight draw-backs to Muramasa is that it's Single Player only, and it would've been awesome if there had've been some 2 Player Co-op thrown in.

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