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  • verbexist
  • verbhappen

synonyms for was

  • abide
  • act
  • breathe
  • continue
  • do
  • endure
  • hold
  • inhabit
  • last
  • live
  • move
  • obtain
  • persist
  • prevail
  • remain
  • rest
  • stand
  • stay
  • subsist
  • survive
  • be alive
  • go on
  • have being
  • have place
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antonyms for was

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  • cease
  • depart
  • die
  • discontinue
  • forsake
  • give up
  • go
  • halt
  • idle
  • leave
  • lose
  • pass
  • quit
  • refuse
  • reject
  • stop
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    How to use was in a sentence

    I could not make out what it was, for the wind-was rustling the corn-shocks, but I arose and feigned to listen.
    THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
    Mr. Newdegate was a hard-mouthed witness, but he-was saddled, bridled, and ridden to the winning-post.
    REMINISCENCES OF CHARLES BRADLAUGHGEORGE W. FOOTE
    Everything else-even endowments given by private persons a few years before the Act was passed-was swept away.
    IS ULSTER RIGHT?ANONYMOUS
    Burckhardt was on that 8:51 bus, every morning of every day-that-was-June-15th, never different by a hair or a moment.
    THE TUNNEL UNDER THE WORLDFREDERIK POHL
    He is a most capable and felicitous talker-was born for an orator, I think.
    MARK TWAIN, A BIOGRAPHY, 1835-1910, COMPLETEALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
    This poem was-201- just then making a great stir and on this special evening had been the subject of much discussion.
    LITERARY NEW YORKCHARLES HEMSTREET
    He was-pitting himself against the world, and he would back himself on the issue.
    THAT BOY OF NORCOTT'SCHARLES JAMES LEVER
    In the long vacation of 1839 I began to study the history of the Monophysites, and was-absorbed in the doctrinal question.
    THE WORLDS GREATEST BOOKS, VOLUME XIII.VARIOUS
    Not a leaf was-left, except five that stood on a little twig down by the ground and really had no business to be there at all.
    THE OLD WILLOW TREE AND OTHER STORIESCARL EWALD
    Almost she looked then to see the friend-who-was-to-be coming toward her with miraculous recognition in her eyes.
    THE PRECIPICEELIA WILKINSON PEATTIE
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    iridescentadjective | [ir-i-des-uhnt ]SEE DEFINITION