Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Contraction of she had.
  • Contraction of she would.

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  • She had.
  • She would.

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Examples

  • Back then she probably couldn't say the word she'd heard it on TV, maybe from Bill Nye the Science Guy, but she did know what the job was: put people to sleep for lots of money.

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  • Back then she probably couldn't say the word she'd heard it on TV, maybe from Bill Nye the Science Guy, but she did know what the job was: "put people to sleep for lots of money."

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  • When I observed that both wines cost well above her $30 ceiling the Blueprint runs about $50 and the Colgin can cost many hundreds of dollars, she assured me they both had been gifts—the latter from a director whose name she'd forgotten.

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  • Earlier in Spanish she'd flubbed her oral recitation, calling herself embarazada instead of avergonzada.

    The Rat Eats Last

  • But it wasn't long before the first American-style outlet mall opened; other designers got on the bandwagon and Deborah's friends began reminding her of the idea she'd brought home with her from Italy.

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  • When Reid heard from the hospital the night Billy was brought in, it was a call she'd long been expecting.

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  • She has promised she won't force Bono to wear "a hot pink catsuit with legwarmers," but one gets the idea she'd really like to.

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  • If Coleman were to also add the Jug, as horsemen call it, she'd find herself in the company of only two other trainers both males who have accomplished the feat of winning both races in the same week.

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  • I could marry her off now, if only she'd meet the right man!

    Greg Garry: Sandra Bernhard: Bigmouth Strikes Again

  • She told the crowd that when Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour texted her with the good news that she'd won the CFDA Fashion Icon Award, Gaga mistook her for another Anna in her phone book, "so my reply was, 'Yes, bitch, we did it!'"

    CFDA Awards 2011: Lady Gaga, Marc Jacobs & Proenza Schouler Take Top Honors (PHOTOS, POLL)

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