'twere
Etymology: by contraction Date: 1578 it were

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 'twere — [twʉr] contraction Archaic it were [if twere time] …   English World dictionary

  • 'twere — (it were) it were …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 'twere — ► CONTRACTION archaic or literary ▪ it were …   English terms dictionary

  • twere — variant of tuyere …   Useful english dictionary

  • 'twere — /twerr/; unstressed /tweuhr/ contraction of it were. Usage. See contraction. * * * …   Universalium

  • twere — sb. == doubt, subject of doubt, O. and N. 989. AS. tweo. S. Goth. twe …   Oldest English Words

  • 'twere — contraction archaic or literary it were …   English new terms dictionary

  • 'twere — [[t]twɜr[/t]] unstressed [[t]twər[/t]] use contraction of it were …   From formal English to slang

  • 'twere — archaic it were. Etymology: contr …   Useful english dictionary

  • ’twere — [twər] archaic poetic/literary contraction of it were …   Useful english dictionary

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