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he'd

[heed; unstressed eed] /hid; unstressed id/
1.
contraction of he had.
2.
contraction of he would.
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Examples from the web for he'd
  • He knew he'd have more fun in the water if he could stay warm.
  • To see whether he'd enjoy going into medicine, he spent time observing an ear, nose and throat surgeon.
  • Sadly, he'd still have nothing resembling a scientific or even honest article.
  • Because he's paid by pharma companies to develop meds for alcoholism you can expect he'd pump that approach at every opportunity.
  • Apparently he was unable to eat anything, and subsisted on a liquid diet for two months until he'd mastered the trick.
  • On the one hand, he said, he was disappointed he'd failed to catch one.
  • He would forget almost immediately that he'd done any of the tests.
  • He then pulled out some vague excuse about thinking he'd taken this course before, but not being able to prove it.
  • After all, if he were willing to read, he'd be less likely to need to cheat.
  • And then he'd have wondered what his father's first instance of it was.
British Dictionary definitions for he'd

he'd

/hiːd; unstressed iːd; hɪd; ɪd/
contraction
1.
he had or he would
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