English example sentences with "was"

Learn how to use was in a English sentence. Over 100 hand-picked examples.

That was an evil bunny.

I was in the mountains.

The last person I told my idea to thought I was nuts.

That was probably what influenced their decision.

When I woke up, I was sad.

If anyone was to ask what the point of the story is, I really don't know.

I was wondering if you were going to show up today.

"This is what I was looking for!" he exclaimed.

Rye was called the grain of poverty.

You found me where no one else was looking.

Mathematics is the part of science you could continue to do if you woke up tomorrow and discovered the universe was gone.

I was trying to kill time.

That was the best day of my life.

Half an eye is very useful actually, because an animal can see half of another animal, which wants to eat it, and can get out of the way, and it will eat the animal, which has only one-half eye or only 49% of an eye, because this to it will not be enough, and the animal, which was eaten up, will have no children, because it is dead.

I was rereading the letters you sent to me.

I was planning on going to the beach today, but then it started to rain.

I slept a little during lunch break because I was so tired.

Denying she was an anarchist, Katja maintained she wished only to make changes in our government, not to destroy it.

Sarah was discerning enough to realize that her friends were trying to prank her.

The discrepancy between the stories of the two parties involved in the accident was so great that the authorities had a hard time deciding which side was telling the truth.

The discrepancy between the stories of the two parties involved in the accident was so great that the authorities had a hard time deciding which side was telling the truth.

To him, hunger was an abstract concept; he always had enough to eat.

The convicted drug dealer was willing to comply with the authorities to have his death sentence reduced to a life sentence.

He was sick of being vilified all the time by people who were jealous of his ability.

Sven was so verbose that his friends resorted to calling him a chatterbox.

As the plane was approaching turbulence, the pilot asked the passengers aboard the plane to fasten their seat belts.

Though his stay in Europe was transient, Spenser felt he had learned much more about interactions with other people from traveling than he did at college.

Jason was a taciturn individual, so it was always a real surprise when he said anything.

Jason was a taciturn individual, so it was always a real surprise when he said anything.

The king was tired of his sycophants always praising him, so he sent them away.

There was always too much superfluous writing in his essays.

His essay gave only a superficial analysis of the problem, so it was a real surprise to him when he got the highest grade in the class.

When both girls told John they had feelings for him, he was in a quandary as to which girl he should be with.

The defense lawyer was confident that he would be able to answer the prosecutor's arguments in his rebuttal.

The guild leader relegated Vince to a lesser officer because he was abusing his power.

Joan of Arc refused to renounce her belief that the voice she heard was from God and none other.

My parents would repudiate my brother if they ever found out he was gay.

From the doctor's grim expression, it was clear he had somber news for the patient.

Peter was an altruistic video game player; he would give items to people who needed them, rather than selling them for personal profit.

He was a benevolent old man who volunteered to mow his neighbors' lawns for free.

Baffled by Sherlock Holmes' cryptic remarks, Watson wondered whether Holmes was intentionally concealing his thoughts about the crime.

Ray was willing to corroborate Gary's story, but the police were still unconvinced that either of them were telling the truth.

The murderer was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

There was a feeling of constraint in the room; no one dared to tell the king how foolish his decision was.

There was a feeling of constraint in the room; no one dared to tell the king how foolish his decision was.

Even though he had served his time in prison, the murderer was never quite condoned by the public for his crime.

He was still mad about the accident despite his wife's conciliatory words.

It was a surprise to see all the students behaving with decorum on prom night.

The depravity of the king's deeds lead the people to believe he was nothing more than a tyrant that needed to be overthrown.

I was late to school.

This day was just a waste of time and money.

I never said I was fragile.

She was wearing a black hat.

My heart was filled with happiness.

If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.

His story was too ridiculous for anyone to believe.

While eating a pizza he was annoying his sister.

When I was your age, Pluto was a planet.

When I was your age, Pluto was a planet.

I knew it was plastic but it tasted like wood.

On May 18, a young Japanese couple was arrested after their one-year-old baby was found wrapped in a plastic bag and dumped in a gutter.

On May 18, a young Japanese couple was arrested after their one-year-old baby was found wrapped in a plastic bag and dumped in a gutter.

I was about to go out when the phone rang.

I was expecting it!

There was not a bloody soul.

It was raining when we left, but by the time we arrived, it was sunny.

It was raining when we left, but by the time we arrived, it was sunny.

She would willingly come but she was on vacation.

I thought it was true.

This knife was very useful to me.

When I was a child, I would spend hours reading alone in my room.

He was born on July 28th, 1888.

You should have told him about it while he was here.

It was careless of you to lose the key.

I tried to reach you on the phone, but I was unable to get through.

Not only you but also I was involved.

Have you visited the town where your father was born?

Your motive was admirable, but your action was not.

Your motive was admirable, but your action was not.

I was glad to hear of your success.

What was it that caused you to change your mind?

Your attendance at classes was irregular.

Your composition was good except for the spelling.

I was disappointed with your paper.

It was very hard for me to find your flat.

Your mother must have been beautiful when she was young.

I was almost afraid to talk to you.

Your telegram arrived just as I was about to telephone you.

I couldn't call you; the telephone was out of order.

I was going to write to you, but I was too busy.

I was going to write to you, but I was too busy.

I was chagrined at missing you.

I as well as you was late for school yesterday.

Listen, um, I was wondering, what are you and Molly doing tonight?

What was the cause of your quarrel?

Not only you but I also was to blame.

I was disappointed at your absence.

It was foolish of you to accept his offer.

It was wise of you to ask him for help.

It was wise of you to take your umbrella with you.

It was bad of you to get angry at your wife.

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