as was


British, informal
: formerly : originally
used after a former name
Myanmar—Burma as was.

Examples of as was in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ty’s identification card and cosmetology license were there, as was medication that Tran needed constant access to for her diabetes, Rodriguez testified. Nate Gartrell, The Mercury News, 21 May 2024 Redding’s death was a major setback for the company, as was the moment the following year when Atlantic merged with Warner Brothers, making Stax and its master tapes fully the property of Atlantic. David Browne, Rolling Stone, 20 May 2024 On Monday night, Rihanna was apparently missed (as was another music superstar, who’s about to go back out on tour). Madeleine Marr, Miami Herald, 8 May 2024 The Iranian narrative during the attack was fascinating, as was its audacity. Gadi Ezra, TIME, 15 Apr. 2024 The value of the lira, meanwhile, was at a historic low—as was Erdoğan’s approval rating. Leif Wenar, WIRED, 2 Apr. 2024 Lee Rogers was sensational on trombone, as was Tim White on trumpet. Michael Andor Brodeur, Washington Post, 21 Mar. 2024 Donatella Versace herself was also in attendance at the book party, as was the film's director Greta Gerwig, along with Zoë Kravitz, Channing Tatum, Hailey Bieber and more. Hedy Phillips, Peoplemag, 8 Mar. 2024 The scales also tip when police intervene in some way, as was the case last March when a driver fleeing Independence police ran over stop sticks, lost control and struck two people on a motorcycle, killing them both. Katie Moore, Kansas City Star, 15 Feb. 2024

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“As was.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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