from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An event that could have but never did occur: "This is one of the great might-have-beens of modern history” ( Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.)
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- n. Someone or something whose potential greatness was not achieved.
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- n. an event that could have occurred but never did
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