Definitions

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  • n. The wealthy or privileged, contrasted to those who are poor or deprived: the have nots.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of have.

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Examples

  • While premium content might work well in open-world multiplayer games, I can definitely understand the fear that separating the haves from the have-nots in a genre where equipment is king might create sincere and possibly viable concerns about game balance.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • Marxists need classes to segregate the haves from the have-nots.

    Sound Politics: Apartheid?

  • At many past NPT review conferences, the nuclear "have-nots" blasted the "haves" -- particularly the United States -- for moving too slowly on their pledge to disarm.

    Obama administration discloses size of U.S. nuclear arsenal

  • Long before the book closed on the last century it had become abundantly clear that in a global society the "haves" -- whether they were nations, institutions, or individuals -- could no longer play their roles from the sidelines.

    A Private School with a Public Purpose

  • I think of it as a gadget for the world's "haves" -- sort of like the iPhone.

    BusinessWeek.com --

  • It's about bigger stuff - long-suppressed grievances that lurk in leafy aspiring neighbourhoods among the "haves" - those who have to pay for their home, against the "have-nots", those whose rent is paid by the welfare system.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Over that same period, the cloud computing segment will undergo a culling process where cloud "haves" -- i.e., providers with strong or attractive visions -- vie to distinguish themselves from cloud "have-nots" (providers who haven't been able to effectively market their visions or whose visions simply aren't tenable).

    Enterprise Strategies

  • There are four "haves" - Massillon, Perry, Northwest and Dalton - who sit with unblemished 2-0 records as Week Three commences this evening.

    The Independent Home RSS

  • This is what separates the haves from the have not’s in today’s social media driven world.

    Do something crazy | Johnny B. Truant

  • It is like the difference between what Bush calls the haves and havemores.

    Obama Rips Rudy: "Has Taken Politics Of Fear To New Low

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