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BE'ING, participle present tense [See Be.] Existing in a certain state.

Man, being in honor, abideth not. Psalms 49:12.

BE'ING,noun Existence; as, God is the author of our being

In God we live, and move, and have our being Acts 17:28.

1. A particular state or condition. [This is hardly a different sense.]

2. A person existing; applied to the human race.

3. An immaterial, intelligent existence, or spirit.

Superior beings, when of late they saw.

A mortal man unfold all nature's law--

4. An animal; any living creature.

Animals are such beings, as are endowed with sensation and spontaneous motion.