[wə(r)] or [wɚ]
(v. t. & i.) To wear. See 3d Wear.
(n.) A weir. See Weir.
(v. t.) To guard; to protect.
(-) The imperfect indicative plural, and imperfect subjunctive singular and plural, of the verb be. See Be.
(n.) A man.
(n.) A fine for slaying a man; the money value set upon a man's life; weregild.
v.i. the pl. of was used as pa.t. of be.
- Investigation of these cases, however, revealed invariably the purely fraudulent nature of all such offers, which were uniformly declined. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- As shown in the original designs, Fig. 116, she is a double ender, whose sides were to be 5 feet thick. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- It was not good for him to talk too much, and when he was silent, we were silent too. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- His labors, however, were interrupt ed by the death of his assistant Flemming, and by his own illness, which proved fatal in 1846, a few months before the actual discovery of Neptune. Walter Libby. An Introduction to the History of Science.
- His walk was soft; his voice was melancholy; his long lanky fingers were hooked like claws. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- Orders were to move cautiously with skirmishers to the front to feel for the enemy. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- They mostly began to reign as old men, and their reigns were short, averaging less than two years each. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- I have as yet spoken as if the varieties of the same species were invariably fertile when intercrossed. Charles Darwin. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
- But still the disappointed father held a strong lever; and Fred felt as if he were being banished with a malediction. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- The heart was thrilled, the mind astonished, by the power of the preacher: neither were softened. Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre.
- These good people were absolutely ignorant that their land contained that which was quite as valuable as a gold-mine. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
- The Colonel and the Inspector were awaiting us in the parlor. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
- The reactions were all varied in various people, but they followed a few great laws, and intrinsically there was no difference. D. H. Lawrence. Women in Love .
- They were scheming to outdo one another, to rob weaker contemporaries, to destroy rivals, so that they might for a brief interval swagger. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- The first half-hour was lost, for Fanny and Lady Bertram were together, and unless she had Fanny to herself she could hope for nothing. Jane Austen. Mansfield Park.
- Some weeks of spare time were at my disposal, before I entered on my functions by establishing myself in the suburbs of London. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- We were then led up to the door, where we were directed to get down on our hands and knees with our backs toward the room we were to enter. Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Gods of Mars.
- The two other were open boats of half that tonnage. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- He was always well dressed, very neat and plain, but his eyes were weak, just as mine are, and he wore tinted glasses against the glare. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
- There were only these few words in her neatly flowing hand:-- I have told Mrs. Casaubon. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- But these were secondary contributory causes. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- As yet only China knew of the Huns; there were no Turks in Western Turkestan or anywhere else then, no Tartars in the world. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- But he had shut it down again, if that were so; and it looked as if it had not been raised. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- Mr. Beaufort's secret, people were agreed, was the way he carried things off. Edith Wharton. The Age of Innocence.
- The water pumps were at work again, and I am not sure that the soft-hearted Captain's eyes did not also twinkle. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- And particularly, whether they were ever admitted as members in the lower senate? Jonathan Swift. Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World.
- Mr. Batchelor's judgment and good sense were always in evidence. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- The marriage was scarcely in accord with the old man's wishes, for the bandmaster's pockets were as light as his occupation. Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- Even the children were instructed, each to dip a wooden spoon into Mr. Micawber's pot, and pledge us in its contents. Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
- The exultation and joy of the Pickwickians knew no bounds, when their patience and assiduity, their washing and scraping, were crowned with success. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.