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Example sentences for "that were"

  • But those, that were be-smeared with pitch and tar, were cheap and of paltry worth, said they.

  • That were to expose thee to the gaze of those dogs of Ishmael and of Edom," whispered Isaac, with a suspicious glance towards the crowd of knights and squires.

  • As if she heard the voice of God, Unharmed with naked feet she trod Upon the hot and burning stars, As on the glowing coals and bars, That were to prove her strength, and try Her holiness and her purity.

  • Yes, that were a pleasant task, Your Excellency; but to whom?

  • But undaunted he stood, and dissembled and treated them smoothly; So the old chronicles say, that were writ in the days of the fathers.

  • But in commencing to describe scenes, and perhaps he may add characters, that were so familiar to his own youth, there was a constant temptation to delineate that which he had known, rather than that which he might have imagined.

  • The two sexes were separated by an area in the centre of the room immediately before the pulpit; amid a few benches lined this space, that were occupied by the principal personages of the village and its vicinity.

  • And why should I heed thee when nought heedeth me, neither the Saints of God's House, nor the Master of it; nor the father and the mother that were once so piteous kind to me?

  • Nay,' she said, 'that were scarce to be looked for.

  • I must tell thee, that were I fairly judged, I should be deemed no ill spear, even when I came not uppermost: for in all these games are haps which no man may foresee.

  • The man laughed, and said: "That were a long tale to tell; and it is little like that thou shalt live to hear the ending thereof.

  • Now when the people had been numbered, there were found six hundred thousand that were able to go to war, from twenty to fifty years of age, besides three thousand six hundred and fifty.

  • Each of the sardonyxes declares to us the sun and the moon; those, I mean, that were in the nature of buttons on the high priest's shoulders.

  • I said his wonder would cease when I had explained myself, and told him the story at large of my living in the island; and then how I managed both myself and the people that were under me, just as I have since minuted it down.

  • This was very friendly in the governor; however, when it came to the caravan, there was nobody knew anything of the matter; and as for us that were guilty, we were least of all suspected.

  • But he himself turned again from the quarries that were by Gilgal, and said, I have a secret errand unto thee, O king: who said, Keep silence.

  • And this is the cause why Joshua did circumcise: All the people that came out of Egypt, that were males, even all the men of war, died in the wilderness by the way, after they came out of Egypt.

  • For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red sea for you, when ye came out of Egypt; and what ye did unto the two kings of the Amorites, that were on the other side Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed.

  • With those antidotes, that were like a sweet Lethe, he invited us to forget the hardships of our voyage; and at the same time he sent plenty of provisions on board our ship that rid in the harbour.

  • But his lips, that were twisted in a bitter smile, twitched; he covered his eyes with his hands.

  • And if that were so--then, anything might happen!

  • For ought I know, the melodious Notes of Angels, that were sent of God to fetch him to Heaven.

  • Nay, that were a punishment too good for them, if they should haue any allegiance in them, being chosen for the Princes watch Verges.

  • So you to studie now it is too late, That were to clymbe ore the house to vnlocke the gate Fer.

  • On my asking now, if that were not so, Mr. Omer nodded yes, and nodded towards the door of the parlour.

  • Adulteries truly are so impudently looked on in heaven by the gods, that some of them have confessed they envied those that were found in the very act.

  • That were what I should call the true Comedy!

  • The above list will hopefully provide you with a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "that were" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this group of words.

    Some common collocations, pairs and triplets of words:
    great fight; lower animals; that being; that believeth; that body; that boy; that end; that have; that her; that kingdom; that lady; that last; that line; that month; that not; that old; that particular; that place; that score; that side; that their; that there; that very; that way; that would; will tell you all