Meaning of “'twere” in the English Dictionary

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"'twere" in British English

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'twere

uk /twɜːr/ us /twɝː/ old use

short form of it were:

We hold, as 'twere, the mirror up to nature to find out who we are.

(Definition of “'twere” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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