Be real



be real

interjection

An exhortation to be sane and sensible: John, are you going fishing this weekend? Be real, Smitty, I have to study for a test (1980s+ College students)

interjection

An exhortation to be sensible, to eschew illusion: ”I’ll trade them for your Reuben Kincaid sleep goggles.” ”Get real, pal”/ Be real, Smitty, I have to study for a test/ What other city has both a large number of Quaker activists and a dreadlocked black cult whose house the city has bombed? Get real (1970s+)

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    to deprive and make desolate, especially by death (usually followed by of): Illness bereaved them of their mother. to deprive ruthlessly or by force (usually followed by of): The war bereaved them of their home. Obsolete. to take away by violence. Historical Examples But if that union be calculated to bereave her of happiness, it […]

  • Bereaved

    (of a person) greatly saddened at being deprived by death of a loved one. a bereaved person or persons (usually preceded by the): to extend condolences to the bereaved. to deprive and make desolate, especially by death (usually followed by of): Illness bereaved them of their mother. to deprive ruthlessly or by force (usually followed […]



  • Bereft

    a simple past tense and past participle of bereave. deprived: They are bereft of their senses. He is bereft of all happiness. to deprive and make desolate, especially by death (usually followed by of): Illness bereaved them of their mother. to deprive ruthlessly or by force (usually followed by of): The war bereaved them of […]

  • Berhyme

    to celebrate in verse. Historical Examples This is thy humour to berhyme us still;Never so slightly pleased, but out they fly. The Works of John Marston John Marston



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