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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

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Idioms for print

    in print,
    1. in printed form; published.
    2. (of a book or the like) still available for purchase from the publisher.
    out of print, (of a book or the like) no longer available for purchase from the publisher.

Origin of print

1250–1300; (noun) Middle English prent(e), print(e), prient(e) <Old French priente impression, print, noun use of feminine past participle of preindre to press1 <Latin premere; (v.) Middle English prenten, derivative of the noun

OTHER WORDS FROM print

un·print·ed, adjectivewell-printed, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH print

prince, prints

Definition for print (2 of 2)

print.

abbreviation

printing.
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British Dictionary definitions for print

print
/ (prɪnt) /

verb

noun

See also print out

Word Origin for print

C13 priente, from Old French: something printed, from preindre to make an impression, from Latin premere to press
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Idioms and Phrases with print

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