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Definition of Were

Were

  1. To wear. See 3d Wear.
  2. A weir. See Weir.
  3. To guard; to protect.
  4. The imperfect indicative plural, and imperfect subjunctive singular and plural, of the verb be. See Be.
  5. A man.
  6. A fine for slaying a man; the money value set upon a man's life; weregild.

Were Quotations

The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
Steve Jobs

Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.
Mark Twain

I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun.
Charles R. Swindoll

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.
Carl Jung
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Were Translations

were in French is sa
were in German is sein, waren, waren, wurde
were in Italian is sua
were in Spanish is suyo, mercancias
were in Swedish is var

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