How to use To-be in a sentence
I just want it to be healthy.
It felt so good to be home.
He was getting to be quite a handsome young man.
There had to be more.
We'll have to be careful about that with the new baby.Advertisement
It's going to be all right, Cassie.
He always wanted to be a veterinarian.
There was shopping and packing to be done before they left on vacation.
Alex was supposed to be sterile, but they had been wrong about that.
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Are you trying to be nice?
You don't have any reason to be afraid of me.
The weather is supposed to be nice this weekend.
It was going to be nice having nothing to do but enjoy their little family for the next two weeks.
You're supposed to go down to be measured in the morning.Advertisement
It's good to be able to listen.
Carmen glanced around the table, but everyone seemed to be more amused than disturbed... everyone but Señor Medena.
She doesn't have any reason to be jealous of me.
She was jealous of Dulce, but she had no reason to be.
Whatever creature it was, it had to be ancient.Advertisement
He looked to be about her age and his blond hair was neatly combed into a fashionable style.
No need to be jealous, Gabriel said, bristling.
Aside from packing, there was also decorating to be done.
Maybe Alex wanted to be in control because he had been dominated all his life.
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Do the Sanders know where everything is and what needs to be done with the animals?
I'm supposed to be taking care of you...
I would have thought a gender oriented decision would upset you, but you seem to be on his side.
Well, it's good that you're getting to be yourself again.
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It wasn't a topic anyone wanted to broach—after all, this was supposed to be a cheery farewell dinner.
It was a house full of people who happened to be related to him.
No wonder he thought she didn't want to be burdened with the details.
I would like small children to be there.
Howard insisted this had to be done right now.Advertisement
They were home now - everything was going to be better.
But finals are coming up, and we're likely to be distracted...
You used to be in the army?
It must be fun to be able to ride all around freely while we're stuck in our wagons.
Still, leaving them wasn't going to be easy for her either.Advertisement
How did you get to be so experienced at handling women?
Bordeaux seemed to be at a loss for words.
A whisper of sound behind proved to be Davis.
Two mules had to be shot.
The ride turned out to be short.Advertisement
I just want to be on my way.
Even Bordeaux seemed to be in good spirits.
At any rate, Mr. Cade seems to be happy with his lifestyle.
It was where the barber shop used to be located.
We assumed Howie would beg for the five of us to be in attendance.Advertisement
Everything needs to be ready, especially if the hurricane shifts to make landfall.
No matter what, she wasn't going to be defenseless again.
Doubtful the model's clothes would fit, Sofia moved deeper into the bathroom to dress in jeans too long for her petite frame and a t-shirt too snug to be comfortable.
You have yet to be tested.
If I'm going to be your campaign manager, leave the business to me.
Only he wouldn't tell me what we were looking for, like it was going to be a joke and it would scare me.
The way Fred loves mysteries you'd think he'd be thrilled to be a part of a real jury.
She snuggled next to him, usually an invitation for love, but tonight he sensed she just wanted to be held.
Señor Medena was watching Alex thoughtfully, but Alex seemed to be unaware of his attention.
Besides, there was nothing to be gained in either case by saying anything – to either of you.
You're supposed to be taking care of me, but that isn't realistic 100% of the time, is it?
Wasn't he allowed to be human?
She put a hand to her mouth and glanced around for something to be sick in.
He certainly had Destiny's approval - and the admiration appeared to be mutual.
On the other hand, Alex needed to be in a position where he was forced to actually talk to his father.
Didn't I tell you it was dangerous to be alone?
In any case, Yancey didn't seem to be all that determined to avoid a relationship.
At least he didn't appear to be drunk.
Generally speaking, if something sounded too good to be true, it usually was.
It wouldn't hurt to be watchful, though.
Pete was going to be the deciding factor, and all eyes turned to him.
By the time the wagons were fully engulfed in flames, they had traveled far enough to be out of the firelight.
Of the others, only Pete seemed to be paying any attention to their peril.
She rolled over and glanced at Bordeaux, who seemed to be resting comfortably.
If he wanted to discuss her father, it was going to be a one-sided conversation.
Was this what it would be like to be married to him - waking every morning to a feeling of security?
She'd felt that level of desperation before and didn't wish it upon the woman meant to be with Gabriel.
I'll tell you what I did to be punished, but it doesn't change anything.
It's got to be a drag at times, and lonely.
He guessed her to be nearly six feet tall.
That's one of the consequences of being someplace where you're not supposed to be.
When he returned to the parlor, Cynthia had emerged from her quarters in time to catch a mini-rerun of Brandon Westlake's slide show—enough to be enthralled.
Dean thought him to be in his late forties but he looked physically in shape and much younger.
I don't have to be at the courthouse for hours.
A quick search of the Montrose phone book surprisingly found a listing that seemed to be what he was seeking.
The time frame was right for it to be the body of Senior Dawkins's mine manager, slain there in 1961.
A teacher doesn't have to be smart—just brighter than the student.
He really wouldn't want to be involved.
Watch your step—now you're getting to be a challenge.
She seemed to be crying.
Martha's going to be fine.
But Fred's concern tends to be contagious.
Alondra and Felipa were watching her intently, and even Señor Medena seemed to be interested in what their life was like at home.
I guess it does sound dull when I talk about it, but it's never dull to me, and Alex seems to be happy with things.
Alex seemed to be more comfortable around Morino than he was around his father's family.
That wasn't going to be the answer, and he must know that by now.
In any case, there was nothing that couldn't wait to be discussed at home.
At the moment, all she wanted was to be snuggled close.
I know you're not going to be right 100% of the time.
Alex was secretive and he did like to be in control.
He wasn't involved in anything illegal and you have no reason to be concerned about spending any of the money he acquired.
Considering the information Katie had just disclosed, it wasn't surprising that he wanted to be in control - or that he had chosen a wife who asked few questions.
Of course - and he wanted to be there as much as she did.
This antibiotic seems to be working better than the previous one.
If he was coming down with a cold, he needed rest - and Destiny didn't need to be exposed to it.
If he was on the road, he didn't need to be distracted.
I don't want to be in the middle of your feud.
I want to be able to focus on solving this problem, not worrying about what might be said or done to you.
So that was why he didn't want her to be involved.
I don't want you to lose anything, but you know I'd want to be with you even if we didn't have a dime to our name.
He's always been secretive, and whenever I ask him, he just tells me it's something I don't want to be involved in.
Maybe it was good for them - I don't know, but I don't think it's going to be good for you - or Alex.
Probably because he didn't know how to handle the situation - and Alex always wanted to be in control.
He had an idea of how his father felt, fearing he would have to watch his little boy grow and not being able to be the provider.
I wish it to be so with all who live in my home.
If he lived to be a hundred he'd never understand women.
But I want to be with them.
It was something she had been told often, but never expected to be asked.
I didn't mean to be so disrespectful.
Wildlife hid behind that wall of green, but it was too late in the day for them to be hopping out on the road.
Again she had allowed herself to be put in a precarious situation.
The stored tears continued to flow and the sobs wracked her body, robbing it of the ability to speak – barely allowing a breath to be drawn.
You seemed to be enjoying it when I carried you across the creek.
By now, he had to be desperate to get rid of her.
The braids had to be untangled in order to shampoo the mud from her hair.
Sarah silently watched her son with what appeared to be amused interest.
It was ridiculous... and exciting... bold and impulsive - everything she didn't want to be.
I'll be over there in a few minutes so you can show me what needs to be taken care of while you're gone.
His features were too rugged to be described with such a word.
Somehow I get the idea that you will find it harder to be idle than working.
Sarah couldn't understand her desire to be alone, but she accepted it.
The conversation obviously upset Yancey, but he didn't seem to be concerned that a stranger was listening.
Everything was going to be all right.
There used to be houses around here long time ago.
I just don't think it's a good idea for us to be out here alone.
You don't seem to be doing too bad – in either department.
Since she had given no information to Howard, Connie had to be the one who was talking.
It was so nice to be treated with such respect.
He looked to be about 25, but he had a 3-year-old daughter.
He was standing close and she was startled by a desire to be swept into his arms again.
What is there to be afraid of?
Well, if he's under there, he's going to be stuck there for a while.
So far, she seemed to be his best source of information, anyway.
I don't want things to be professional – not for you here and not between us.
I miss that and I'm not going to be held back simply because you're afraid to have me wandering around on my own.
With the exception of the trail, of course, but he never appeared to be in any hurry – coming or going there.
I'm not sure, but I think it's going to be fun finding out.
Charcoal gray eyes studied her critically from a face too rugged to be handsome.
Apparently Julia considered her to be some kind of competition.
He wasn't trying to be rude; he was merely fending off an uncomfortable subject.
Why was it suddenly so important to be attractive?
Of course, Brandon was a little old for mama to be fussing over him.
The last thing I want to be is your daddy.
Where was the sweet, gentle Brandon who never seemed to be upset by anything?
If it were any other man, she might think it was sexual frustration, but Brandon didn't appear to be interested in any of them.
How would you like to be my date?
The minute he detected something more than a platonic relationship, it was going to be good-by friendship.
My father lived to be ninety years old, and he never went on no fat diet.
Adrienne is studying to be a pediatric nurse.
I reckon that's something that needs to be done, and them children would be better off with a woman looking after them.
You seemed to be doing well enough on your own.
You just seem to be troubled, lately.
You're going to be too sore to walk tomorrow.
He did date occasionally, but he didn't appear to be serious about any of the girls.
The smoke proved to be too much for Adrienne and two other girls, so they decided to walk each other home.
Don't you girls know how dangerous it is to be walking at night around here?
Since they were scheduled to be too late for supper that day, it was a good excuse to eat out together.
Wherever they went, they were likely to be interrupted.
In the last few weeks she had allowed herself to be distracted.
This thing happens to be very important to me.
Something had to be done before he got them both killed.
Time to be with his mother, and time to get over his father's death.
I wanted to stay, but I thought you wanted to be alone with your mother.
Your mother seems to be under the impression that you want to stay here - permanently.
Life was empty without him and no one seemed to be anxious to replace him - especially her parents.
There was a position open at a private home, but the salary had to be wrong.
It had to be a hoax.
Life sometimes got in the way of their goals, but they learned to be resilient.
A woman your age ought to be looking for a husband – or already married, not chasing all over creation in pants, trying to act like a man.
Men get ideas when their wives are at home trying to be everything a man expects of them.
You and Fritz are both old enough to be her father.
He's going to be ridin' with us to Ashley.
Today it was her turn to be in front.
It wasn't that I didn't want to be associated with you, I just wasn't mature enough to take on the responsibility.
They looked enough alike to be twins.
In fact, they appeared to be hanging on her every word – waiting impatiently for the answer.
It all seemed to be tailor made to her preferences - all but the part about staying alone in the house with him.
The wood appeared to be cherry, and although it could use a coat of wax, it still had a deep luster.
Cade was trying to be accommodating, but sometimes he was as skittish about conversation as the cat was about being touched - and likely for the same reason.
Handing out compliments seemed to be out of character for him, but hadn't he always been honest and direct?
Between the two of us we ought to be able to carry them down to that room.
That's a fine thing to be telling me while you're working on my truck.
And anyway, Cade definitely isn't romantically interested in me, so there's absolutely nothing to be concerned about.
Claudette has no reason to be concerned about Mrs. Cade's furniture.
For a while she was going to be far too busy.
She wasn't going to be able to sleep any more.
You'd like to be his housekeeper all right - and more, I suspect.
As the hired help, she was supposed to be supportive of Cade without upsetting Claudette.
Did Cade even know how to be romantic?
It's inevitable that two people living in the same house are going to be at odds sometimes, but from now on I'll never feel completely safe.
I didn't mean for it to be that way.
Cade knew how to be a friend, even if he didn't know what to say.
Chauvinistic, no doubt, but it was kind of nice to be looked after.
Wasting no time, she jabbed her left foot in the stirrup and lifted her hand to be swallowed in his.
You don't seem to be very happy.
Everything was going to be all right now.
It was situated in such a way that it collected all the moisture from the hills and appeared to be planted in alfalfa.
It was going to be hard enough to work at the diner, but it was something she was going to have to do.
It had to be done sooner or later.
I can see right now that I'm going to have to be more explicit when I talk to you.
I didn't want to lose you, but I didn't want you to be unhappy like mother either.
It was Martha's turn to be mildly shocked, Only in my dreams.
The people didn't seem to be aware of me.
If something occurs that is thought to be impossible, it either isn't impossible or it didn't occur.
There was no shadow or footprints even though I seemed to be standing on grass.
No matter how life-like they are, they have to be visions your mind is creating, as mundane they seem to be.
It's going to be late by the time he finishes.
Between times we made plans for a trip to Iowa where I'd meet my in-laws for the first time and we'd firm up plans for our October wedding, to be held on Betsy's home turf.
Howie was supposed to be looking after his sister.
Even if Brockville proved to be all he described, what would that tell us?
I wanted it to be your Alder's Bridge too.
This causes them to be drawn to those flowers in their search of pollen.
No need to be.
Instead we speculated on what we'd personally do if we had this gift or curse and it proved to be a true trip to the past.
Each of us could find separate areas to be alone but remain close to each other.
I appreciate what I've put you people through but after this afternoon things are going to be different.
I refused to be drawn into the discussion.
I strained not to be at odds with my bride.
That's got to be a shock.
The weekend phone sessions proved to be a mixed success.
In another case, a missing twelve year old boy turned out to be a runaway.
Howie continued to be limited to about fifteen minutes or less each time.
I cautioned everyone not to be concerned with what occurred after we conveyed a tip.
The boy was jubilant to be with a dad he loved and away from an overly strict mom.
Obtaining accurate and timely information continued to be our Achilles heel.
We didn't even remain on the phone so sure we were that it wouldn't prove to be a crime.
I have to be even more careful.
He's a week from retirement and he seems to be something of a maverick.
I wanted to be sure he was at home and hopefully alone.
We both can help each other tremendously but it has to be on my terms.
We just want to be in the know.
The perpetrator proved to be a thirteen year old girl, scarcely known to the victim, jealous of an older boy's changing affections.
While these assets upgraded our efficiency, the LeBlanc house continued to be inadequate.
Don't get alarmed but I've taken the liberty to be a tad candid with him.
We believe it to be unique.
It was Martha's turn to be thoughtful.
I'd love to be just a mom, at least the first few years.
The interior begged to be furnished with period pieces.
It gave Betsy and me the chance to be man and wife.
He claimed he deserved to be caught for being stupid.
It wasn't so unique to be traceable.
Someone claiming to be 'the illusive psychic' has gone public.
It's so nice now to be home in the sun and have time to replenish my funds and think about my future.
No one had learned to duplicate his settings nor did any of us want to be so educated.
Our credibility had to be earned each time and be absolute.
They have good reason to be incredulous.
I think it's worth publicizing it, especially if the license plate turns out to be stolen and we have nothing.
That's got to be a first.
He was going to be a priest!
It was uncustomary for the women to be at odds.
Most of our cases proved to be runaways or missing persons and our limitations due to non-specific known time or age of the event continued to plague us.
Thomas O'Malley, presumed to be her father, died fifteen years ago.
Claire seemed pleased to be held by anyone, at least most of the time, but on occasion she'd let out a scream, loud enough to shake Howie from the past in spite of his near-soundproof basement room.
The tip covers only a few minutes, like she has to leave quickly, even though there must be more to be learned if she stayed.
We strolled up the main street, rumored to be the widest in the country, but I don't know who measures.
I guess I was a virgin, studying to be a priest and all.
It's not good for a relationship to be built on lies, Howie; or secrets.
Yes, Ethel confesses to appointment as the tipster's public representative and seems to be accepted as sorts, in the eyes of her growing public of readers.
Even the trash-can liner newspaper that caused us to be hunted down by reward-sniffing hounds has backed off, terminating their contest.
She was never quite sure how to respond to Martha's candor though the two continued to be best of friends.
Howie's body began a strange movement we knew to be his effort to move more rapidly.
This is off the record but someone else thought to be a possible lead to the tipster was threatened recently.
While I wanted to wake Betsy and explain the situation I felt following Julie's directive might free her to be more forthcoming.
Somehow, you two have to be honest with one another, regardless of the outcome.
Let's get started; it's going to be a busy day.
It was supposed to be in a parking lot nearby.
He's stalking us and he's going to be successful if Miss Julie spills the beans.
My wife was as thrilled to entertain our guest as Molly was to be there.
Neither of us believed that to be the case.
You've got to be kidding me!
I'm in another room now and I have to be quiet.
Shall I simply kill them all to be sure?
Molly is fun to be around, chatty and inquisitive and far less reserved than at our first meeting.
He didn't seem to be there to burglarize the place; it was like he was searching for something.
Yes. He tried to commit suicide after he killed her; he left a note but he didn't cut his wrists deeply enough to be fatal.
I couldn't believe Howie would turn off the power for what was supposed to be a short trip.
An investigation proved that to be the case.
You're all drugged up but they say you're going to be fine.
Thanks. It's nice to be alive.
More shrugging didn't seem to be enough.
Yes. He said he was sorry but he and Martha said they had to call it quits and he was going back to be with his wife and child.
The structure was just under seventy feet long and about twelve feet high; said to be the height designed to accommodate a wagon fully loaded with hay.
One of the Keene campgrounds proved to be a mobile home park with no short term visitors.
He wasn't happy to be left out of the loop but at least he believed me and came around.
I don't deserve to be forced to wait.
He appeared to be about sixty.
His main sin appears to be his poor timing.
They say in all the manuals I never should do this on the phone but you deserve to be the first to know.
He turned and returned to the hospital, as if glad to be rid of me.
I stopped briefly enough to thank Pual who looked disappointed to be out of the drama.
I don't profess to be a believer, but I'd like to think I have an open mind.
We were content to allow him this small title of uniqueness knowing it was killing him to be so close to a scientific miracle with hands tied and mouth gagged against announcing his findings to the world.
Just the three of us are in residence, soon to be two.
Wouldn't you like to be another one with this gift?
We tried to duplicate our New Hampshire activities; even recording our efforts but fixing the settings proved to be hit and miss.
Try as I might, I couldn't fix the time or the location anywhere close to the present where we wanted to be.
He appeared to search for an excuse, anything not to be forced to go back.
Our case of water bottles, down three from the original two dozen would need to be rationed.
He's a nice young man and I feel would make a far less labor intensive mate than Howie would have proved to be.
The idea that Jonny would turn out to be like Talon made her chest clench.
The thought distracted her, and she both yearned to be with him and hated herself for not being able to shake the thought of him.
I have to, because Damian's going to be gone for another week and a half, and then a lot of bad stuff is about to happen, but whatever.
She knew him to be merciless, and his words only reminded her how dangerous he was.
Bianca looked at him, and he ignored the sense she wanted to be alone with her brother.
Dusty knew the memory of killing in order to be initiated wasn't something even Bianca could take away from him.
While he looked to be in his early thirties, he spoke like Jonny and Kyle.
If she closed her eyes, she would have guessed him to be no older than her brother.
I have to be a member of your group, and I have to stay here so the bad guys don't get me.
She was too lively to be trapped in the condo on her own.
We seem to be the emergency points of contact for anything that goes wrong anywhere in the western hemisphere.
I'll try to be better, Darian whispered.
I just want this Europe thing to be over.
I dug this out of a box of electronics upstairs and programmed it to be your new phone.
I want you to start learning what it means to be in charge of something.
She sat up and gazed at him, chewing her lip in a way he knew to be an indication that she was troubled.
He expected these days to be his last, but he'd give the order to decimate the entire state if it meant humanity as a whole survived.
I think … no, I know they have to be able to, if I can.
He felt compelled towards them, as if whatever it was he was supposed to do had to be done with one in front of him.
She didn't want to die; she wanted to be with him, even if only during the nights.
She did not want to be there when the storm awoke!
I need to be at full strength to send us back through the portal.
It was a man too familiar to be a stranger, with beautiful purple eyes, a small frame, and a face without emotion.
He replaced his weapons and washed his face, feeling very much like this was to be his last day alive.
With a frown, she wondered why she'd never seen it before, why she wasted seven years trying to make things work with someone who couldn't hold a candle to the man she was meant to be with.
I have to be here, same as you.
I want you to be happy.
Damian laughed, thrilled to be back with his adopted brother and to see the glow in his face.
And he was going to be a father.
Jule studied him, guessing his words to be correct by the anger on the Watcher's face.
While it was hard to tell his height when he was seated, he looked to be Sean's size, well over six feet tall.
This had to be the man her father warned her about!
Jule smiled despite his unease, not about to be caught off guard by the creature.
She'd always been grateful to him for accepting her and her gift, but he'd always refused to tell her what exactly he was and how he seemed to be able to read her mind sometimes.
His nearness would drive her crazy if she were forced to be alone with him.
She wasn't the threat the Watcher made her out to be.
He couldn't tell the time in the windowless room, but he gauged it to be after midnight.
The only explanation was that the Others weren't as ready to see him fail as they claimed to be.
He didn't seem to be bleeding from anywhere else, though she wasn't sure she hadn't damaged anything else by running him over.
In her haste to be close to him, she'd planted a shoulder in his injured chest.
It's like a chess game, and the humans are pawns to be used and destroyed, he explained.
I know what it is to be betrayed.