- They survive because they are more dense than their surroundings, but they are being slowly eroded away by a hostile environment.
- I can't remember a winter being as cold as this, but I'm sure there were colder days.
- The world goes ill with the man who takes to drink.
- Being ambushed can be devastating.
- Being out of work causes poverty.
- He landed on his feet after being down and out.
- Those who are addicted to sexual abuse must be mentally ill.
- Being too skinny can be unhealthy, especially if you are not eating enough.