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TO HAVE. These words are used in deeds for the conveyance of land, in that clause which usually declared for what estate the land is granted. The same as Habendum. (q.v.) Vide Habendum; Tenendum.

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We've been used to trouble, and don't look for much else.
"They've paid their first month, but we've only that Mrs.
We've only just started, and we can't quit at the beginning.
We've got to make it early on the preacher's account.
We've just passed Islip, so you've plenty of time.'
We've had our ups and downs, we've had our struggles, we've always been poor, but it's been worth it, ay, worth it a hundred times I say when I look round at my children."
"We've had a rough journey, but it doesn't seem sense to turn back now, does it, with the house in sight?"
"We've hunted for you all day, and at last I noticed your footsteps in this path--and the tracks of Billina.
We've made our piles, you can go back and take her a fortune, give her jewels and pretty dresses, and all the fal-de-lals that women love.
"We've just had a message in that the French have been giving them a knock.
He must begin to plough for himself, but till now we've always had to hire someone,' he said.
"That never could be so with the Russian peasantry; we've no power over them," answered the landowner.

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