Glossary of Medical Terms

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From Be. Existing. Being was formerly used where we now use having. "Being to go to a ball in a little days." . In modern usage, is, are, was or were being, with a past participle next (as built, made, etc) indicates the process toward the completed result expressed by the participle. The form is or was building, in this passive signification, is idiomatic, and, if free from ambiguity, is commonly preferable to the modern is or was being built. The recent form of speech is, however, sufficiently authorised by authorized writers. The older expression was is, or was, a-building or in building. "A man who is being strangled." (Lamb) "While the article on Burns was being written." (Froude) "Fresh experience is always being gained." (Jowett (Thucyd)) Source: Websters Vocabulary
island   island disease   island fever   island flap   island of Reil   islands of Calleja   isle   islet   (4)
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