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[hav-uh nt] /ˈhæv ənt/
contraction of have not.
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Examples from the web for haven't
  • If you haven't got any moral consideration for yourself, you ought to have some for your position in the community.
  • Still, some people are determined to try, if only to protect those waters which haven't yet been invaded.
  • What a lovely looking region, haven't read to many negatives about it, but every town has it's downsides.
  • Most of them were pretty nonchalant and haven't spoken to me about it much.
  • They haven't published any articles in learned journals, and they don't claim to be in the forefront of hippo ethology.
  • Ceramic materials could perhaps withstand such heat, he went on, but they haven't yet been developed and tested.
  • But major libraries and archives often have so many rare items that they haven't been able to make a proper record of each one.
  • Scientists haven't been able to take their eyes off a nearby stellar collision.
  • But researchers haven't figured out an effective way to spread malaria-fighting genes through an entire mosquito population.
  • Forest soils are often acidic, making quick work of remains that haven't been destroyed by other creatures.
British Dictionary definitions for haven't


have not
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Idioms and Phrases with haven't


see under not have.
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