See also: wast and waṣt

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was't

  1. (obsolete) Contraction of was it.
    • 1700, Abraham Cowley, The Works of Mr. Abraham Cowley, page #29:
      Was’t not enough, when thou, prophane Diſeaſe,
      Did’ſt on this Glorious Temple ſeize ?
      Was’t not enough, like a wild Zealot, there
      All the rich outward Ornaments to tear,
      Deface the innocent pride of beauteous Images ?
      Was’t not enough thus rudely to defile,
      But thou muſt quite deſtroy the goodly Pile ?

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