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wast

 (wŏst; wəst when unstressed)
v. Archaic
A second person singular past tense of be.

wast

(wɒst; unstressed wəst)
vb
archaic or dialect (used with the pronoun: thou or its relative equivalent) a singular form of the past tense (indicative mood) of be1

be

(bi; unstressed bi, bɪ)

v. and auxiliary v., pres. sing. 1st pers. am, 2nd are, 3rd is, pres. pl. are; past sing. 1st pers. was, 2nd were, 3rd was, past pl. were; pres. subj. be; past subj. sing. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd pers. were; past subj. pl. were; past part. been; pres. part. be•ing. v.i.
1. to exist or live: Shakespeare's “To be or not to be” is the ultimate question.
2. to take place; occur: The wedding was last week.
3. to occupy a place or position: The book is on the table.
4. to continue or remain as before: Let things be.
5. to belong; attend; befall: May good fortune be with you.
6. (used as a copula to connect the subject with its predicate adjective, or predicate nominative, in order to describe, identify, or amplify the subject): He is tall. She is president.
7. (used as a copula to introduce or form interrogative or imperative sentences): Is that right? Be quiet!
auxiliary verb.
8. (used with the present participle of another verb to form progressive tenses): I am waiting. We were talking.
9. (used with the infinitive of the principal verb to indicate a command, arrangements, or future action): He is to see me today. You are not to leave before six.
10. (used with the past participle of another verb to form the passive voice): The date was fixed.
11. (used in archaic or literary constructions with some intransitive verbs to form perfect tenses): He is come.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English bēon; akin to Old Frisian, Old High German bim (I) am, Latin fuī (I) have been, Greek phýein to grow, become]
usage: See me.

Be


Chem. Symbol.
beryllium.

be-

a prefix with the original sense “about,” “around,” “all over,” hence having an intensive and often disparaging force; used as a verb formative (becloud; besiege), and often serving to form transitive verbs from intransitives or from nouns: belabor; befriend; belittle.
[Middle English, Old English, unstressed form of by1]

B.E.

1. Bachelor of Education.
2. Bachelor of Engineering.
References in classic literature ?
THOU wast all that to me, love, For which my soul did pine -- A green isle in the sea, love, A fountain and a shrime, All wreathed with fairy fruits and flowers, And all the flowers were mine.
Tell me, when thou wast little, didst thou know Gagaoola the witch doctress?
Ignosi," I said, "tell us, when thou didst wander in Zululand, and among the white people of Natal, did not thine heart turn to the land thy mother told thee of, thy native place, where thou didst see the light, and play when thou wast little, the land where thy place was?
At times as ye look back down the path of life, or when ye are old and gather yourselves together to crouch before the fire, because for you the sun has no more heat, ye will think of how we stood shoulder to shoulder, in that great battle which thy wise words planned, Macumazahn; of how thou wast the point of the horn that galled Twala's flank, Bougwan; whilst thou stood in the ring of the Greys, Incubu, and men went down before thine axe like corn before a sickle; ay, and of how thou didst break that wild bull Twala's strength, and bring his pride to dust.
I question not but thou hast been told, among other stories of me, that thou wast to travel with a very scurrilous fellow; but whoever told thee so did me an injury.
I'n done everythin' now, an' he'd like thee to go an' look at him, for he war allays so pleased when thee wast mild to him.
Thee look'st as if thee know'dst no more o' care an' cumber nor when thee wast a babby a-lyin' awake i' th' cradle.
It was stated that 'before motorisation of the canal boat, travellers would have pushed their way down by walking their feet along the tunnel walls' - but in my view "legging", as it was known, would have been difficult if not impossible in Wast Hills tunnel, as the tunnel is too wide (wide enough for two boats to pass easily), and too high to enable boats to be "legged" through.
And there was no air ambulance cover provided between 8pm and 7am by the WAST, which relied on the goodwill and availability of RAF search and rescue helicopters as cover.
Cheltenham-based Universal Golf and Leisure has run the club, known as Golfbug Wast Hills, since 2011 and increased its user base to around 100 customers a day during high season and 65 in the low season.
Darren was returned to Wast Hills " unharmed after police where alerted to the incident in Selly Oak, Worcestershire.