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verb-intransitive - To exist in actuality; have life or reality: I think, therefore I am.

verb-intransitive - To occupy a specified position: The food is on the table.

verb-intransitive - To remain in a certain state or situation undisturbed, untouched, or unmolested: Let the children be.

verb-intransitive - To take place; occur: The test was yesterday.

verb-intransitive - To go or come: Have you ever been to Italy? Have you been home recently?

verb-intransitive - Used as a copula in such senses as:

verb-intransitive - To equal in identity: "To be a Christian was to be a Roman” ( James Bryce).

verb-intransitive - To have a specified significance: A is excellent, C is passing. Let n be the unknown quantity.

verb-intransitive - To belong to a specified class or group: The human being is a primate.

verb-intransitive - To have or show a specified quality or characteristic: She is witty. All humans are mortal.

verb-intransitive - To seem to consist or be made of: The yard is all snow. He is all bluff and no bite.

verb-intransitive - To belong; befall: Peace be unto you. Woe is me.

auxiliary-verb - Used with the past participle of a transitive verb to form the passive voice: The mayoral election is held annually.

auxiliary-verb - Used with the present participle of a verb to express a continuing action: We are working to improve housing conditions.

auxiliary-verb - Used with the infinitive of a verb to express intention, obligation, or future action: She was to call before she left. You are to make the necessary changes.

auxiliary-verb - Archaic Used with the past participle of certain intransitive verbs to form the perfect tense: "Where be those roses gone which sweetened so our eyes?” ( Philip Sidney).

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