Definition of 'as it were'
Example sentences containing 'as it were'
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Which explained the `Artie", in lonely splendour, enshrined, as it were, in Deirdre's bookcase. DEATH OF A NYMPH (2001)You were so pale you had me worried, so all I could do was get you into bed -- as it were. THE OPEN DOOR (2001)They had been, as it were, a map of the territory he was to explore. SACRAMENT (2001)
For right now, let's keep St. Nicholas between you and me, under the seal as it were. VAPOR TRAIL (2001)
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