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  • verbexist
  • verbhappen

synonyms for were

  • 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 were

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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 were in a sentence

There was a certain difficulty in obtaining the necessary funds without announcing precisely what they-were for.
HYACINTHGEORGE A. BIRMINGHAM
In pattern it showed bright green flowers-that-never-were sprawling on a purple background.
ROAST BEEF, MEDIUMEDNA FERBER
In Abyssinia, at the present day, blacksmiths are considered to be were-wolves, according to Winstanley.
THE MEDICINE-MEN OF THE APACHE. (1892 N 09 / 1887-1888 (PAGES 443-604))JOHN G. BOURKE
In tropic countries we have stories of supernatural snakes, who appear in various forms, as were-snakes, shall we say?
THE SUPERNATURAL IN MODERN ENGLISH FICTIONDOROTHY SCARBOROUGH
Accordingly they returned to the Court, where the 288 were-wolf became an object of the greatest curiosity to all.
LEGENDS & ROMANCES OF BRITTANYLEWIS SPENCE
The were-wolf superstition is, or was, as prevalent in Brittany as in other parts of France and Europe.
LEGENDS & ROMANCES OF BRITTANYLEWIS SPENCE
The King hearkened to this sage counsel, for he loved the were-wolf, and was loath to have him slain.
LEGENDS & ROMANCES OF BRITTANYLEWIS SPENCE
Olaus Magnus says that the were-wolves of Livonia drained a cup of beer on initiation, and repeated certain magical words.
LEGENDS & ROMANCES OF BRITTANYLEWIS SPENCE
Terrible weapons indeed they-were, with heavy pieces of iron and lead sewn into them underneath the oxhide.
THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, VOLUME 3 (OF 10)VARIOUS
He reviewed strange signs that were-in-the-air-to-day, seeing them all as aspects of one single thing.
THE PROMISE OF AIRALGERNON BLACKWOOD
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