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was

verb
past tense of be

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1 to have life
  • stories that begin with the familiar line "once upon a time there was a beautiful maiden"

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2 to occupy a place or location
  • we'll be there waiting for you

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3 to take or have a certain position within a group arranged in vertical classes
  • our school's football team is first in its division

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“Was.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/was. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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