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Being vs Such - What's the difference?

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In obsolete terms the difference between being and such

is that being is given that; since while such is a certain; representing the object as already particularized in terms which are not mentioned.

As a verb being

is present participle of lang=en.

As a noun being

is a living creature.

As a conjunction being

is given that; since.

As a determiner such is

like this, that, these, those; used to make a comparison with something implied by context.

As a pronoun such is

a person, a thing, people, or things like the one or ones already mentioned.

As a proper noun Such is

{{surname|lang=en}.

being

English

Verb

(head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A living creature.
  • The state or fact of existence, consciousness, or life, or something in such a state.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Claudius, thou / Wast follower of his fortunes in his being .
  • (philosophy) That which has actuality (materially or in concept).
  • (philosophy) One's basic nature, or the qualities thereof; essence or personality.
  • (obsolete) An abode; a cottage.
  • (Wright)
  • * Steele
  • It was a relief to dismiss them [Sir Roger's servants] into little beings within my manor.

    Derived terms

    * beingdom * beingful * beinghood * beingless * beingness * (noun ) human being

    Conjunction

    (English Conjunctions)
  • (obsolete) Given that; since.
  • *, New York Review Books 2001, p.280:
  • ’Tis a hard matter therefore to confine them, being they are so various and many […].

    Derived terms

    * being that

    References

    * * * *

    See also

    * am * are * is * art * be * been * beest * was * wast * were * wert

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    such

    English

    (wikipedia such)

    Alternative forms

    * (dialectal) * (obsolete)

    Determiner

    (en determiner)
  • (lb) Like this, that, these, those; used to make a comparison with something implied by context.
  • :
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=2 , passage=I had occasion […] to make a somewhat long business trip to Chicago, and on my return […] I found Farrar awaiting me in the railway station. He smiled his wonted fraction by way of greeting, […], and finally leading me to his buggy, turned and drove out of town. I was completely mystified at such an unusual proceeding.}}
  • *, title=The Mirror and the Lamp
  • , chapter=2 citation , passage=She was a fat, round little woman, richly apparelled in velvet and lace, […]; and the way she laughed, cackling like a hen, the way she talked to the waiters and the maid, […]—all these unexpected phenomena impelled one to hysterical mirth, and made one class her with such immortally ludicrous types as Ally Sloper, the Widow Twankey, or Miss Moucher.}}
  • *{{quote-magazine, title=A better waterworks, date=2013-06-01, volume=407, issue=8838
  • , page=5 (Technology Quarterly), magazine=(The Economist) citation , passage=An artificial kidney these days still means a refrigerator-sized dialysis machine. Such devices mimic the way real kidneys cleanse blood and eject impurities and surplus water as urine.}}
  • (lb) Any.
  • :
  • Used as an intensifier; roughly equivalent to very much of .
  • :
  • *
  • *:They burned the old gun that used to stand in the dark corner up in the garret, close to the stuffed fox that always grinned so fiercely. Perhaps the reason why he seemed in such a ghastly rage was that he did not come by his death fairly. Otherwise his pelt would not have been so perfect. And why else was he put away up there out of sight?—and so magnificent a brush as he had too..
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=4 , passage=Mr. Cooke at once began a tirade against the residents of Asquith for permitting a sandy and generally disgraceful condition of the roads. So roundly did he vituperate the inn management in particular, and with such a loud flow of words, that I trembled lest he should be heard on the veranda.}}
  • *{{quote-book, year=1959, author=(Georgette Heyer), title=(The Unknown Ajax), chapter=1
  • , passage=Charles had not been employed above six months at Darracott Place, but he was not such a whopstraw as to make the least noise in the performance of his duties when his lordship was out of humour.}}
  • (lb) A certain; representing the object as already particularized in terms which are not mentioned.
  • *(Samuel Daniel) (1562-1619)
  • *:In rushed one and tells him such a knight / Is new arrived.
  • *(Bible), (w) iv.13:
  • *:To-day or to-morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year.
  • Pronoun

    (English Pronouns)
  • A person, a thing, people or things like the one or ones already mentioned.
  • * 1804 , Joseph Addison, Richard Steele, The Tatler , C. Whittingham, John Sharpe, page 315:
  • These oraculous proficients are day and night employed in deep searches for the direction of such' as run astray after their lost goods : but at present they are more particularly serviceable to their country in foretelling the fate of ' such as have chances in the public lottery.
  • *
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients, chapter=1 , passage='Twas early June, the new grass was flourishing everywheres, the posies in the yard—peonies and such —in full bloom, the sun was shining, and the water of the bay was blue, with light green streaks where the shoal showed.}}
  • * 2000 , Terry Goodkind, Faith of the Fallen (ISBN 0312867867), page 238:
  • Some are just no-good locals—drunks and such —who’d just as soon beg or steal as work.

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