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[wurnt, wur-uh nt] /wɜrnt, ˈwɜr ənt/
contraction of were not: Weren't you surprised?
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Examples from the web for weren't
  • And these people say that the weavers would be quite well off if only they weren't so lazy.
  • No one knew, or they weren't telling, who was carving them.
  • If it weren't for the fact they wilt, you'd swear they were manufactured not grown.
  • But those weren't the only recycled pieces in the garden.
  • But the cards in this exhibition weren't about making money.
  • Some of the smaller ones did but even they weren't truly proportionate to the body size.
  • As if finding that text weren't difficult enough, deciphering it could prove even tougher.
  • And let's not even go into the fact that some of those bones weren't even found in the same place.
  • At first, scientists weren't sure what pushed the plates around.
  • The bones weren't, however, enough to identify the species of the plesiosaur.
British Dictionary definitions for weren't


were not
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