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they've

[th eyv] /ðeɪv/
1.
contraction of they have.
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Examples for they've
  • Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure.
  • Many pupils have written saying that after a few lessons they've outboxed bigger and heavier opponents.
  • they've got well-rehearsed takes on the global situation.
  • they've been a tradition across the world for thousands of years as a form of storytelling.
  • they've made the vinaigrette themselves, they've tossed the salad.
  • they've done this hundreds of times and are casual about protection.
  • they've renamed it, breaking it into various parts, labeling it differently.
  • The scientists' conclusions are made possible by several new excavation techniques they've developed.
  • His color pictures were meant to be personal keepsakes but they've become invaluable artifacts.
  • Inside, volunteers busily set tables, stir boiling pots and dish out plates of food they've been planning and preparing for weeks.
British Dictionary definitions for they've

they've

/ðeɪv/
contraction
1.
they have
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