'twere

[ twur; unstressed twer ]

  1. contraction of it were.

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How to use 'twere in a sentence

  • By the talons of our Cat, 'tis a goodly measure of manhood; 'twere pity to make a mummy of it before its time.

    Sarchedon | G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville

British Dictionary definitions for ’twere

’twere

/ (twɜː, unstressed twə) poetic, or dialect /


contraction of
  1. it were

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