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~ともあろうものが

Usage:

Noun + ともあろうものが

 

Meaning:

I can’t believe that…

(A grammar rule used to state that a person in a certain profession or position did something bad. )

Note: Usually used with せい警察官けいさつかんべん護士ごしきょうしゃ.

 

Examples:

警察官けいさつかんともあろうものが、強盗ごうとうはたらくとは。

I can’t believe that he/she robbed someone even though he/she is a policeman/policewoman.

 

べんともあろうものが、らいしゃかねおうりょうするとは。

I can’t believe that he/she embezzled the client’s money even though he/she is a lawyer.

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