if it were not for

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Definition of if it were not for

: in the absence of (something or someone) : without If it were not for your donations, many more children would go hungry.

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“If it were not for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/if%20it%20were%20not%20for. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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