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Definition of Were:

  1. The imperfect pl. of Be, and the first and third person sing, of the subjunctive mood.

Google Ngram Viewer results for Were:

This graph shows how "Were" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

Examples of usage for Were:

  1. Oh, how I wish he were at home!" "Ahead of the Army" , W. O. Stoddard.
  2. But for him, you were done for. "The Devil's Garden" , W. B. Maxwell.
  3. Were you in that?" "They Call Me Carpenter" , Upton Sinclair.

Quotes for Were:

  1. Well, user feedback was excellent. Even when the software didn't work at all, there were few people who were avid users, and there were people who were just sending excellent feedback and excellent ideas. - Shawn Fanning
  2. My heroes were Dylan, John Lennon and Picasso, because they each moved their particular medium forward, and when they got to the point where they were comfortable, they always moved on. - John Hughes
  3. May you live your life as if the maxim of your actions were to become universal law. - Immanuel Kant
  4. Movies were very important. The art -form of the 20th century. - Ray Manzarek
  5. It was really an experience, being my first time directing a movie. The scenes that I was in, Brooke really directed me all the time. And the scenes that both of us were in, Brooke directed those. Come to think of it, Brooke directed most of the scenes. - Tony Shalhoub

Rhymes for Were:

  1. abjure, adjure, chauffeur, concur, confer, defer.
  2. bir, birr, blur, bur, burr, cur, demur, der, deter, durr, err, fer, fir, fleur, fur, furr, hur, incur, infer, inter, ker, kerr, liqueur, mer, monsieur, murr, myrrh, nurre, occur, pere, prefer, pur, purr, recur, refer, sher, shir, shirr, shur, sir, slur, spur, stir, sur, thur, transfer, ur, we're, whirr.
  3. connoisseur, reoccur, saboteur.
  4. entrepreneur, restaurateur.

Idioms for Were:

  1. If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride
  2. Were you born in a barn?
  3. Fingers were made before forks
  4. If ifs and ands were pots and pans ( there'd be no work for tinkers' hands).
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