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Contraction of we are.
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were(wɜr; unstressed wər)
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.
contraction of we are.
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