How to use Had-better in a sentence
You had better go.
But Carmen had better luck with Señor Medena.
No, I had better not think of him; not think of him but forget him, quite forget him for the present.
The other portion, which had stayed behind as a reserve under Domingos Irala, had better fortunes.
Flower Garden, &c. - Plant dried tubers of border flowers, but the finer sorts had better be deferred till spring.Advertisement
His successor Al-Moqtafi Zi-amri'llah (" he who follows the orders of God"), son of Mostazhir, had better success.
It was more sheltered than the morning dive, and had better life including colorful jewel anemones, and many blue cod.
I had better take up shoveling ballast for the New track!
I told her that she had better not talk about it any more, but think.
Well, pray if you like, but you had better think it over.Advertisement
If you're going to do a startup, you had better be serious about it.
These gifts are in high demand so if you want your loved one to be one of the lucky ones this holiday season, you had better start shopping for them soon!
However, he had better luck with his second attempt.
Anything that touts itself as your private nurse had better live up to some very high expectations!
In 1831 Rennie brought out a modified edition of it (reissued in 1833), and Newman another in 1866 (reissued in 1883); but those who wish to know the author's views had better consult the original.Advertisement
The senate declared the proceedings null and void, because thunder had been heard; Saturninus replied that the senate had better remain quiet, otherwise the thunder might be followed by hail.
One of the publishers to whom Johnson applied for employment measured with a scornful eye that athletic though uncouth frame, and exclaimed, "You had better get a porter's knot and carry trunks."
Krauss had better success with his right wing.
In the early days of wheat-farming the bonanza farmer often speculated, but experience has taught him that he had better leave this to the men in the cities, and content himself with the profit from the business under his eye.
But, having been made, it had better be kept.Advertisement
In 1881 a circular note from the British ministry to the five powers was evasively answered, and in 1883 Prince Bismarck intimated to the British government that Germany cared nothing about Armenian reforms and that the matter had better be allowed to drop. Russia had changed her policy towards the Armenians, and the other powers were indifferent.
People had better be glad that the Scots lived there instead of the soul brothers or golf would never have been invented.
North Korea must follow suit; therefore, Japan had better acquire a nuclear deterrent.
Well, my decision is that you had better look for some other preferment.
Pigs in the fully slatted system had better hygiene scores and were less active than pigs in the straw-based system.Advertisement
When the salesperson rings up your purchase, no one tells him he had better forget what shoes he sold you with that suit and not to use that information to advise any future clients.
Anyone projecting an end to the historical constant of war had better be ready to overcome no small amount of justified skepticism.
Just here, perhaps, I had better explain our use of the manual alphabet, which seems to puzzle people who do not know us.
Miss Keller used to knit and crochet, but she has had better things to do.
Ok, so now you know that you have a right to breastfeed in public, and nobody had better mess with that, right?
A possible weak point, one not favouring their general cultivation perhaps, is that of lacking complete hardiness, and in northern districts winter protection had better be afforded the roots.
Broussoneti, etc., are interesting to collectors; but the difficulties of their culture are out of all proportion to their beauty, and those who only wish for large and beautiful flowers had better ignore them.
I've had better Malbecs at this price, but this Andeluna Malbec didn't offend the burger's sensibilities.
Like most antique shops, the selection changes often so if you see something you like you had better buy it.
Although they weren't very attractive, the handsets that had an extending antenna typically had better reception than their non-extending counterparts.
One research study even found that doctors who had played more video games had better surgical skills.
Children who were placed in high-quality childcare settings had better language skills and social/emotional development than those who were placed in centers with poorly trained adults or a high number of children per adult caregiver.
Whether you are looking to don a simple, sensational, stunning or shocking shamrock costume, you had better like the color green.
These thoughts will probably grow throughout the day until you both see each other again, and then you had better watch out!
Connor arrived just as Jackson was telling himself he had better snap out of it and get downstairs.
Your little Texas stud had better stay out of my life or I'll make him wish he'd never set foot in this state.
The now censorious Squarcione found much to carp at in the earlier works of this series, illustrating the life of St James; he said the figures were like men of stone, and had better have been coloured stone-colour at once.
But Carmen had better luck with SeÃ±or Medena.
If you have one of the latter instructors, your ballet vocabulary had better be up to snuff; otherwise you'll be left standing in the back wondering what a 'tendu' and a 'balancé' are.
As a yummy mommy-in-progress, you had better get ready for the ride of your life.
If aliens open a convenient wormhole from Prime to Zed, there had better be a pretty good reason for them to do so.
His letter, preserved by the imperial biographer, Eusebius of Caesarea, is a state document inspired by a wisely conciliatory policy; it made out both parties to be equally in the right and in the wrong, at the same time giving them both to understand that such questions, the meaning of which would be grasped only by the few, had better not be brought into public discussion; it was advisable to come to an agreement where the difference of opinion was not fundamental.
The 11 mm cartridge was improved with the introduction of this rifle and as a result it had better ballistics than the M85.
And he had better enjoy the thrill of the chase, for this is hunting country.
A 2003 report revealed that people on medication for bipolar disorder had better results if they also participated in family-focused therapy.