There are would-be friends everywhere now so be mindful not to put up walls.
On Bates Motel, Vera Farmiga masterfully transforms a would-be harridan into a new kind of protagonist: the sensual hysteric.
Hillary Clinton was the most polarizing of the would-be first ladies in recent history.
Marlow Stern on the nine most bizarre similarities between Schwarzenegger's would-be film and his own domestic scandal.
Of all the would-be Elvises, only one can truly claim the right to his throne: his daughter, Lisa Marie Presley.
The would-be natural scientist may fail at any one of several points.
Angelo, the would-be Puritan ruler, was a "false seemer," Malvolio was a "chough."
"He's got a practice, though," went on Jim, utterly ignoring the apparent misery of his would-be tormentor.
Then she called me to her by name in a would-be pompous manner.
They faced the pirates, the foreign fishers, the would-be settlers, and the natural hardships with equal fortitude and insolence.