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Example sentences for "was"

Lexicographically close words:
warts; warty; warum; warwhoop; wary; wasent; wash; washable; washbasin; washboard
  1. Travis was suddenly very glad that John Ord had shown up when he did.

  2. Ord was obviously mad, it seemed to Santa Anna, but since he spoke English and seemed educated, he could be useful.

  3. I thought Travis was raving back there, before he shot himself--and your talk of the Emperor!

  4. But John Ord, or whatever his name was, seemed to be the only man in the Texas forces who understood what William Barrett Travis was trying to do.

  5. Ord was still gibbering when the Mexican cavalry stormed into the old mission, pulling down the flag and seizing him, dragging him before the resplendent little general in green and gold.

  6. He asked, "What was it you called this place, Ord .

  7. No doubt about it, Ord understood what William Barrett Travis was trying to do here.

  8. In the night there was a sudden clatter of hoofs as the Texans mounted and rode.

  9. In fact, Santa Anna was thinking of setting up a couple of those camps himself.

  10. He was hauled before Santa Anna, and Ord was summoned to watch.

  11. This was understandable, for the man was undoubtedly a Britainer aristocrat, a refugee from Napoleon's thousand-year Empire.

  12. And, because for a historian he had always been an impetuous and daring man, he grinned now, thinking of the glory that was to come.

  13. Even as he spoke, there was a flash and bang from the west, and a shell screamed over the old mission walls.

  14. The result was that we decided that along with our efforts to get new subscriptions we must carry on a new kind of work to keep those already obtained on our books.

  15. It was constructed purely out of the hope that, if the paper filled a need, if it was found worthy of the movement it represents, its finances would in some way take care of themselves.

  16. The movement was carried on by a few and a few supported the paper.

  17. In preparing them, every type of man from the point of view of his business or profession was considered.

  18. Many of the meetings were small and at the larger number of them the attendance was made up mostly of those who already subscribe for the paper.

  19. In the beginning the number of suffragists was so small that there was little organization.

  20. The last change was made in 1910 because it was becoming clear that a lower price would mean a larger circulation, while a higher price made it prohibitive to many.

  21. There were only four pages to the paper then, and the total subscription list was 3,989.

  22. That is the way suffragists feel about the paper from the Atlantic to the Pacific and abroad,--and yet there is no organized, systematic effort made for its support and maintenance.

  23. That makes me think--I guess I better go in and kiss her good-night for to-night when she won't be at home.

  24. What had the little scape-goat out there in the twilight done?

  25. Chapter II The Boy The trail of the Boy was always entirely distinct, but on this especial morning it lay over house, porch, barn--everything.

  26. She doesn't know it," promptly returned Rhody Sharp, her voice stabbing poor Margaret's ear like a sharp little sword.

  27. Well, not wanted--that iss what it means then.

  28. It was not her way to ask Anne questions.

  29. There's a faint little path worn in the grass beside the stone-wall where he has been 'sentry.

  30. The rest are nothing but girls--I'm all the boy we've got.

  31. Doesn't it look too lovely and fixed-up for anything, Bess?

  32. She could never be too tender--too generous--to Nelly, to try to make up.

  33. It was worse than creepy, creaky noises,--mercy, yes!

  34. The most beautiful time in his rather monotonous little life was down there at the foot of the day, and he was creeping towards it on the lagging hours.

  35. Dear," she whispered, "it was the Boy that died.

  36. It was a little hard, on account o' the queer words in it.

  37. But he would have like to feel Her cool cheek against his cheek; he would have felt a little relief in his desolate, bitter heart if he could see how gentle Her face was and the beautiful look there was in Her soft eyes.

  38. She was very proud and fond of the Shining Mother, but she was a little afraid of the Ogre.

  39. The door of the other writing-room was ajar, and they caught a glimpse as they went by of a slender, stooping figure.

  40. Sheelah was not going to tell him, so he would insist upon waiting up.

  41. Then Margaret remembered the Enemy, and in the throes of her pity the enmity was swallowed up forever.

  42. It was Ellen's voice, but the Troubles were all talking at once, and much as ever he could hear it.

  43. He did not know what pity was, but it was that that hurt.

  44. She was being dressed for a ball, and the room was pitilessly light.

  45. Shrieks of surrender in half a dozen different languages rent the still night air, and in a mad endeavor to turn the boat an oar was lost overboard.

  46. True to her word, she had consistently maintained the barrier quarrelsome between us; and Jerry Dupuyster was playing his part like an obedient little soldier.

  47. This was a mistake on Billy's part, of course.

  48. There he, or again somebody exactly like him, was hanging around the water front chinning with any member of the crew who happened to have shore leave.

  49. The Andromeda was at anchor a short distance from one of the many cays with which the southern Caribbean is dotted; a long, low-lying island plumed with palms and densely jungled with tropical undergrowth.

  50. It was a matchless night, and I was lounging with the younger members of the ship's company on the after-deck when the steward came and whispered to me.

  51. If I had been free to select, he was the last man in our curious assortment whom I should have chosen as a tobacco companion, but short of a pointed retreat to some other part of the ship, there was no escape.

  52. Whoever was in command was proving himself a daring captain.

  53. It is one thing to be generous, and quite another to be a self-immolating ass," was one of the compliments he handed me.

  54. Bonteck broke the clinch with a volley of short-arm jabs that was little less than murderous, and when he was hammered out of the clinch, Ingerson staggered and went down.

  55. Happily for us, the sea was as quiet as an inland lake; the open water hardly less than that of the sheltered lagoon.

  56. As was to be expected, we found a most pitiable state of affairs at the camp when we finally won through.

  57. The first time was at our anchorage in the Hudson when he, or somebody very much like him, was the last man overside as we were leaving port a month ago.

  58. When Sir Bors saw that he must fight with his brother or else die, he wist not what to do.

  59. As he thus made his moan, he saw the same ship come from the Orient that the good man was in the day before, and the noble knight was ashamed with himself, and therewith he fell in a swoon.

  60. Here great dole was made for him because of his wounds, and Arthur was passing wroth for the hurt of Sir Griflet.

  61. With that came one of the Damsels of the Lake unto the King and said, "Sir, I must speak with you in private.

  62. For this cause I am come hither, to pray you to give me three gifts.

  63. Ye should give mercy unto them that ask mercy, for a knight without mercy is without honour.

  64. As the bird flew into the tree to take her perch, the long lines about her feet caught on a bough, and when she would take flight again she hung fast by the legs.

  65. They brake their spears unto their hands, and then drew their swords.

  66. Then the Fair Isoud saw that it was her lord, Sir Tristram, and thereupon she fell down in a swoon, and so lay a great while.

  67. All this was done to the intent to slay Sir Tristram.

  68. Ever she made him good cheer, till she had learned from him all she desired of his secret craft, and had made him swear that he would never do any enchantment upon her.

  69. And he said: "My sin and my wickedness have brought me unto great dishonour.

  70. At the Mayor's request, a meeting of physicians was held .

  71. The doctors worked with a will, and if anything was done thoroughly and conscientiously in this city, it was the vaccination of all teachers and pupils last fall.

  72. Thirteen years ago a crusade was started against the common drinking cup.

  73. In Cleveland, the value of medical inspection was recognized while the movement was still in its infancy in America.

  74. Equally vigorous measures were taken among adults and the epidemic was checked.

  75. In addition, there was a notable rise in the frequency with which parents came to the dispensary for conferences with the doctor about their children.

  76. In 1906, an agreement was reached with the Board of Health, so that each alternate day a health inspector communicated with the principal of every school.

  77. What was probably the first school dispensary in the United States was opened at the request of Dr.

  78. It also decided that provision for education in health was a teaching problem and so it placed physical education and training in physiology and hygiene under the direction of the superintendent of schools.

  79. With vivid memories of earlier horrors, the disease was met at the outset with vigorous measures.

  80. Every school, public and private, was put in the charge of a physician.

  81. Extra study was made of adenoids, glands, nutrition, and goitre.

  82. The following year, instead of 6,000 deaths from smallpox, there was not one.

  83. What an intuition of everything that had taken place and of everything that was going to take place, from the discovery of the crime to your arrival here in search of a proof!

  84. He turned, with the intention of addressing the stranger, in the direction of the spring, which was thirty or forty steps to the left.

  85. He was prepared to sign, the newspapers said, with his eyes closed, without knowing the figure of the dowry.

  86. That which gave a special piquancy to the affair and added immensely to the enjoyment of the friends of the family was the duke's well-known character: his pride and the uncompromising nature of his ideas and principles.

  87. At that exact moment, the shadow of the arrow was thrown upon the sunlit dial along the line of a crack in the marble which divided the slab very nearly in half.

  88. That's what was wanted and that's what happened.

  89. From time to time, he uttered a sentence which showed me the thread of his reflections; and I was able to see that the riddle remained as much a mystery to him as to myself.

  90. It was an enormous diamond, the size of a hazelnut and beautifully cut.

  91. I wondered if this was the goal of my mysterious voyage.

  92. The Duc de Sarzeau-Vendôme was shaken with a fit of nervous trembling.

  93. When Charles d'Ernemont was still in possession of his wits, he wrote a date upon the three pictures.

  94. He was out in the street in a moment, raised his head and blew her a kiss, as was his custom every day.

  95. That same evening, the tapestry was discovered in a trunk deposited in the cloak-room at the Gare Saint-Lazare.

  96. Was it possible that there was really somebody who had protected him against the widow, and that that somebody was now attempting to rescue him?

  97. There was another aspect of him, true; and St. John saw that likewise.

  98. For Felix was a thoroughly bad man, unjust and intemperate, and seemingly fitting himself for hell.

  99. They might not even eat with a man who was a Gentile.

  100. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being imperfect; and in thy book were all my members written, which day by day were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.

  101. Our Lord, The Lord, the hereditary King of the Jews according to the flesh, as well as the God of the Jews according to the Spirit, foresaw the destruction of the work of his own hands, of the spot on earth which was most precious to him.

  102. And so it was with St. Peter's noble soul.

  103. His wrath was revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men.

  104. And we know that the punishment did come; and that for about twenty years, towards the end of which St. Paul was beheaded, the great Roman Empire was verily a hell on earth.

  105. This was our Lord's purpose; this had been his purpose for one thousand years and more: and behold, man's sin and folly had frustrated for a time the gracious will of God.

  106. Honesty, before all other virtues, was to gird his very loins, was to protect his very vitals.

  107. He had begun life as a slave of the emperor in a court which was a mere sink of profligacy and villainy.

  108. The twilight, which lingered after the sun was gone, was his bride, the dawn, come to soothe his dying hour.

  109. It is strange that I did not once realize what a perilous position I was in myself--that, firmly as I believed myself to be wedded to Sarah, I was in fact amenable to the law, and liable to arrest and punishment.

  110. A month afterward her brother was in Worcester, and stopped at this house.

  111. I could go anywhere about the halls and yard, and in a few weeks I was frequently sent on an errand into the town.

  112. I had no disposition to stop and examine just then; I told the mob I had no other business there; that I was going away, and to my surprise, I confess, I was permitted to leave the place unmolested.

  113. What the arrest was for I was not informed.

  114. In Augusta and in several other towns which I visited, for the whole of the rest of the winter, I was as busy as I could be.

  115. The penalty for pretending to marry one milliner and for being married by another milliner was paid.

  116. I went into the shop and was shown how the work was to be done.

  117. Nevertheless, I was never in any part of the Union where I was treated with so much courtesy, consideration and genuine kindness as I was there and then.

  118. This Maine trip was a most lucrative one, which was very fortunate, for the money I made there, to the amount of several hundred dollars, was shortly needed for purposes which I did not anticipate when I put the money by.

  119. I had suffered so much in this place that I wanted to see if there was any enjoyment to be had there.

  120. I was told the rules, and was warned that if I did not observe them it would go hard with me.

  121. The court appointed counsel for me, for I had no money to fee a lawyer, and my New York friend was on hand to advise and assist.

  122. I am, indeed," was her reply, and I put out my hand to help her into the buggy.

  123. The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "was" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word.

    Some related collocations, pairs and triplets of words:
    was afraid; was come; was good; was not; was taken; was the; was very; wash their; wash them; wash thoroughly; wash well; washed away; washing machine; washing machines; washing soda; waste away; waste land; waste lands; waste matter; waste paper; waste places; waste products; waste time