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we're

 (wîr)
Contraction of we are.
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we're

(wɪə)
contraction of
we are
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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.
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They're proprietors of a sort, but we're the landowners.
Snetkov, now...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."
He repeated his words, "We're beat." They carried absolute conviction.
"We'll be on the Grand Bank to-night; but in a general way o' speakin', we're all among the fishing-fleet now.
"We're pretty well forward here and we have to keep on the qui vive.
'You know we're off the track again!' said Vasili Andreevich.
"Damn it," said the man, "we're havin' heluva time.
"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.
"We're just a-goin' to play your hunch, an' tackle the Upper Country.
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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