I don't like being pent up in the house all the time.
It is fun eating by stealth without being found.
Earthenware has an advantage over wood in being more easily kept clean.
I have a feeling that we are being followed.
The ship was in imminent peril of being wrecked.
I detest violence with my whole being.
When did the world come into being?
What is the purpose of our being?
the state or fact of existing
a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
be identical to; be someone or something
occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere
have an existence, be extant
happen, occur, take place
be identical or equivalent to
work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function
represent, as of a character on stage
to remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted -- used only in infinitive form