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we're

 (wîr)
Contraction of we are.

we're

(wɪə)
contraction of
we are

were

(wɜr; unstressed wər)

v.
a 2nd pers. sing. past indic.; 1st, 2nd, and 3rd pers. pl. past indic.; and past subj. of be.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English wǣre past subjunctive, wǣre past ind. 2nd pers. singular and wǣron past ind. pl. of wesan to be; compare was]
usage: See subjunctive.

we're

(wɪər)
contraction of we are.
References in classic literature ?
They're proprietors of a sort, but we're the landowners.
We may be of use, or we may not, but we're the growth of a thousand years.
It we're spilled in this sand, in the middle of the desert," Dorothy thought to herself, "we'll be nothing but dust in a few minutes, and that will be the end of us.
Very well, then--next; at present we're caught as we're wanted.
We're not going to pick up any rubbish that drifts in.
We'll be on the Grand Bank to-night; but in a general way o' speakin', we're all among the fishing-fleet now.
I think we're going to try and give them a push back on the left flank.
But we're not staying the night,' said Vasili Andreevich.
Oh, my dear fellow, we're in such a stew here these last two days.
Well, sir, since you're fond of 'em, I should be glad if you'd let a bit o' repairs be done to 'em, for the boarding's i' that state as we're like to be eaten up wi' rats and mice; and the cellar, you may stan' up to your knees i' water in't, if you like to go down; but perhaps you'd rather believe my words.
Al Mayo told me he seen some likely lookin' bars first time he come down the Stewart, and we're goin' to sample 'em while the river's froze.
We're Saxons, you an' me, an' Mary, an' Bert, and all the Americans that are real Americans, you know, and not Dagoes and Japs and such.

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