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being

1 verb
     
be‧ing1 [linking verb]
1x-ref the present participle of be
2 used to give the reason for something:
Being a quiet sort of person, I didn't want to get involved.
You can't expect them to sit still for that long, children being what they are.
3

being as

British English spoken because [= as]:
You might as well drink it, being as you've paid for it.

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