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 Meanings and Examples of WAS
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was
 v.  past tense first- and third-person singular of BE
Classic Sentence: (202 in 14 pages)
1  The robin was tremendously busy.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
2  Mary was becoming quite excited.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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3  She was almost afraid to answer.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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4  It was a very strange thing indeed.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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5  His speech was so quick and easy.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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6  And she was quite sure she was.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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7  Yes, there was the tapestry door.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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8  But it was too late to be careful.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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9  And there was quite a long silence.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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10  I was better when I wakened up.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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11  She was a great believer in Magic.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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12  It was done quickly enough indeed.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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13  You said th Magic was in my back.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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14  That was the change she noticed.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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15  The first witness was the Hatter.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
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Example Sentence: (202 in 14 pages)
16  Access was via a narrow archway.
17  The thief was nobbled in the act.
18  She was a very beautiful woman.
19  The party was a total washout.
20  It was a tough decision to make.
21  She was cooking fish as a treat.
22  The tree trunk was hollow inside.
23  Brady was on trial for assault.
24  The trial was a mere farce.
25  The trial was held in camera.
26  The trip was for ten nights.
27  She was crooning to her baby.
28  The baby was six weeks premature.
29  He was set upon by a vicious dog.
30  She was a vision in white lace.