An event or situation that could have happened or existed but did not.
- A subtle gesture, a quick flight into rage, that sassy line of dialogue - all these might-have-beens can keep bit-players from becoming stars, or stars becoming legends.
- This opens up a lost world of might-have-beens.
- But the shoulders have widened and the appetite for victory sharpened by a few years' reflection on the might-have-beens.
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