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Has anybody seen Dave this afternoon?
I've been looking for you everywhere.
She hadn't eaten anything for three days.
'Has Jerry done his homework?' 'No, he hasn't.'
'Have you washed your hands?' 'Of course I have.'
We didn't get a chance to talk to her, but I wish we had.
Young Benson's done very well, hasn't he?
So, you've decided to join the party, have you?
Shackleton had all the qualities of a great leader.
Unfortunately, she hadn't got enough common sense to call the doctor.
It was Jane who led the protest. I never knew she had it in her.
Do you think Ken's got what it takes to be good doctor?
We almost had an accident on the motorway.
Keith's been having a lot of problems with his computer.
Bill is going into hospital to have a knee operation.
Did you have a good time at the party?
I've had a terrible day at the office.
While they were on holiday, they had their car broken into.
Can I have another piece of that delicious cake?
Let me buy you a drink. What'll you have?
Why don't you stay and have lunch with us?
I'll have the roast beef, please.
I had to leave early to collect the children from school.
If you want to use the fax machine, you'll have to ask Shirley.
We're having to be very careful not to upset our customers.
There will have to be an official investigation into the accident.
You don't have to come if you don't want to.
I'm glad we haven't got to get up early tomorrow.
It's clear that the country has the ability to produce nuclear weapons.
I'm afraid I don't have the authority to approve the sale.
East Germans could not travel to the West unless they had special permission.
Everyone has a right to express their opinion.
Some of us never had the chance to go to university.
We have friends staying with us at present.
I'm afraid the manager's got someone with her at the moment.
I don't want the children fooling around when I have guests.
I don't have any doubt at all about the success of our policies.
Do you ever have a feeling that you're being watched?
Has anyone got a better idea?
Hutton's book had a major impact on public opinion in this country.
Any increase in the rate of inflation could have a serious effect on levels of unemployment.
His sad story almost had us in tears.
You had me worried for a moment – I thought you weren't coming.
We need to have everyone sitting down at the same table.
The place is looking much better since they had it redecorated.
The Queen had her portrait painted by Pietro Annigoni.
I'll have the porter bring your luggage up right away.
They've had snow up in Scotland.
The people of Northern Ireland have had enough of violence.
Last year the place was so full we had people sleeping on the floor.
Take lots of snacks or you'll have the kids complaining.
Ralph had his back to the door, so he didn't see me come in.
She's got her hair tied up in a bun today.
He'd got the book open in front of him.
Things have to get better – they can't get any worse.
He's just got to come, or I'll die!
This is the British English definition of have. View American English definition of have.
mixed together in a way that is not planned, organized, or tidy
… to reveal a small part of your intentions in order to attract support, without actually committing yourself to doing anythingadd a word
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