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wasn't

[wuhz-uh nt, woz-] /ˈwʌz ənt, ˈwɒz-/
1.
contraction of was not: I wasn't sure you heard me.
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See isn't.
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Examples from the web for wasn't
  • She was of the opinion that that wasn't so unfortunate.
  • The eye was so far away from the nose, that it wasn't an eye.
  • Only the money we'd reckoned wasn't enough, not nearly enough.
  • When dey got trough dere wasn't a chair or table wit a leg under it.
  • Since the exam was multiple choice, with only four possible answers to each question, that wasn't much of a challenge.
  • She decided that they obviously hated her, but she wasn't going to let it go that easily, so she started asking questions.
  • The house itself wasn't really set up for holding big events.
  • In almost every case, it turned out that the boss wasn't angry with us at all.
  • Now that doesn't sound so bad, except here's the catch: she wasn't actually in danger of missing the midterm.
  • So planting trees or tall shrubs to give them the desired screening wasn't a viable option.
British Dictionary definitions for wasn't

wasn't

/ˈwɒzənt/
contraction
1.
was not
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