'twere

contraction
\ ˈtwər How to pronounce 'twere (audio) \

Definition of 'twere

: it were

First Known Use of 'twere

1578, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 'twere

by contraction

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The first known use of 'twere was in 1578

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“'twere.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%27twere. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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