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Definition of Were

  • The imperfect indicative plural, and imperfect subjunctive singular and plural, of the verb be. See Be.

How to use were in a sentence. Were pronunciation.

Possession's nine points were with me; and here I sat and faced him; and here he stormed, and would do this and should do that; and I went on with my work.
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I ask him how it came he lived here alone; how it came that he made chairs, he, with brains enough to build great houses or great bridges; how it was that drink and he were such friends; and how he, a Catholic, lived here among us Quakers, so singular, uncompanionable, and severe.
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When he had brought the influence of the British Consulate to bear, promises were made, doors were opened wide, and Pasha and Bey offered him coffee and talked to him sympathetically.
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A group of people were moving towards the exit from the ramparts, and near himself stood a man waving an adieu. "Well, give my love to the girls," said the man cheerily.
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Merry faces looked back and nodded, and in a moment they were gone.
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They were 'kourbashing' his feet; I landed on them as the soles came away.
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David was slowly apprehending these things as he talked-subconsciously, as it were; for he was seeing pictures of the things he himself had observed, through the lens of another mind, as primitive in some regards as his own, but influenced by different experiences.
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The consuls and agents of all the nations save one were in brilliant uniform, and pashas, generals, and great officials were splendid in gold braid and lace, and wore flashing Orders on their breasts.
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There were no Grand Viziers in Egypt; but he was as much like one as possible, and he had one uncommon virtue, he was greatly generous.
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The eyes that followed the Prince and the Quaker were not friendly.
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They realised that in the man who had just left the room with Kaid there were characteristics unlike those they had ever met before in Europeans.
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For the rest, he flourished the salutations and language of the Arab as though they were his own, and he spoke Arabic as perfectly as he did French and English.
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Familiar with the Palace, and bribing when it was necessary to bribe, Foorgat Bey had evidently brought her to see the function, there where all women were forbidden.
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He was speculating as to which room they were likely to enter.
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How often in Egypt this gesture and such words were the prelude to assassination, from which there was no escape save by death itself.
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Escape, he knew, there was none, if his death was determined on; for spies were everywhere, and slaves in the pay of Kaid were everywhere, and such as were not could be bought or compelled, even if he took refuge in the house of a foreign consul.
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She seemed not to realise, as did David, the awful position in which they were placed, the deed which David had done, the significance of the thing that lay at their feet.
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The eyes of the dead man were open.
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The collar and tie were disarranged; he straightened them, then turned again to her.
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Holding her hand still, as though she were a child, he led her quickly from the room, and shut the panel behind them.
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Examples of Were

Example #1
Then he would buy my Colisyum, and I wouldn't sell it for all his puffball lordship might offer.
Example #2
I had but come back in time-a day later, and he would have sat here and seen me in the Pit below before giving way.
Example #3
I think it true, and sadly true, that a man with a vice which he is able to satisfy easily and habitually, even as another satisfies a virtue, may give up the wider actions of the world and the possibilities of his life for the pleasure which his one vice gives him, and neither miss nor desire those greater chances of virtue or ambition which he has lost.
Example #4
I feel Soolsby here at times so sharply that it would seem he came again and was in this room, though he is dead and gone.
Example #5
They had respect for him more than for most Franks, because the Prince Pasha had honoured him with especial favour.
Example #6
David had not yet been fortunate with his own business-the settlement of his Uncle Benn's estate-though the last stages of negotiation with the Prince Pasha seemed to have been reached.