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[hood] /hud/
contraction of who would:
Who'd have thought it!
Usage note Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Back then, it was an elegant-even over-the-top-shopping hall for the townsfolk who'd come here to buy their produce.
  • So he resumed interviewing journalists who'd covered the event.
  • Those who'd held the hot pads were more likely to be generous and give the gift certificate to friends.
  • who'd have thought you could feel bloated and full because of too much lettuce.
  • Why shouldn't those who'd lost money in the market get a bail-out, too, he wondered.
  • Eighty percent of those who'd been staring at the dollar bills chose to work alone.
  • Finally, to anyone who'd accidentally read my speculations.
  • He was unlucky, but anyone who'd spent five minutes with a travel guide could have caught him out equally well.
  • The occasion was grim: a funeral for the comrades who'd been killed in the government ambush three weeks earlier.
  • Basil, a dashing and charismatic figure who'd been groomed to succeed their father as president, died instantly in the crash.
British Dictionary definitions for who'd


who had or who would
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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