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  • But you're no virgin, you know that crow— Don't give him the satisfaction of watching you grasp after shards of never-was.

    So Few Dreams

  • A century or so in the future, a soi disant wizard, who may simply be adept at manipulating otherworldly physics, metamorphosizes never-was actress Cassie Casey into the most desirable woman in the world.

    Stromata Blog:

  • A century or so in the future, a soi disant wizard, who may simply be adept at manipulating otherworldly physics, metamorphosizes never-was actress Cassie Casey into the most desirable woman in the world.

    I Have No Hugo Ideas, and I Must Vote!

  • So for those of you who still think that direct to video is the last refuge of the has-been and the never-was, this might well give you cause to think again.

    Today on some of our blogs:

  • Whose, I can never remember until I hear them again, the names—the young leading man, the faded glamour queen, the has-been and, worse, the never-was

    Hollywood Savage

  • Whose, I can never remember until I hear them again, the names—the young leading man, the faded glamour queen, the has-been and, worse, the never-was

    Hollywood Savage

  • That hit will make it on to the radio and then before you know it you are “has-been” who later will be referred to as a “never-was.”

    Bottom Line Blues

  • That hit will make it on to the radio and then before you know it you are “has-been” who later will be referred to as a “never-was.”

    Printing: Bottom Line Blues

  • To the extent that Afghanistan can be said to be more than a failed state or, more accurately, a never-was state.

    William Bradley: Afghanistan, Again: The Thicket Obama's Not Getting Out Of

  • That hit will make it on to the radio and then before you know it you are “has-been” who later will be referred to as a “never-was.”

    Bottom Line Blues

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