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would-be



Pronunciation: (wood'bē"), [key]
adj.
1. wishing or pretending to be: a would-be wit.
2. intended to be: a would-be kindness.

n.
a person who wishes or pretends to be something: Opera singers and would-bes should practice at least four hours a day.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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