Sentence examples of "were" in English

The curtains were all open. Les rideaux étaient grands ouverts.
There were not many present. Il n'y en avait pas beaucoup de présents.
I wish he were on our team. J'aimerais qu'il fasse partie de notre équipe.
There were soldiers on these ships. Sur ces navires se trouvaient des soldats.
Primitive calculating machines existed long before computers were developed. Il existait des machines à calculer primitives longtemps avant le développement des ordinateurs.
The statement imported that changes were necessary. La déclaration signifiait que des changements étaient nécessaires.
Never were finer women or more accomplished men seen in any Court, and Nature seemed to have taken pleasure in lavishing her greatest graces on the greatest persons. Jamais cour n’a eu tant de belles personnes et d’hommes admirablement bien faits ; et il semblait que la nature eût pris plaisir à placer ce qu’elle donne de plus beau dans les plus grandes princesses et dans les plus grands princes.
If only I were younger. Si seulement j'étais plus jeune.
All of us were homesick. Tout le monde parmi nous avait le mal du pays.
He made as if he were going. Il fit comme s'il s'en allait.
Hundreds of people were on the spot. Des centaines de personnes se trouvaient sur place.
You were seen to cook. Tu étais prédisposé à cuisiner.
There were flowers all around. Il y avait des fleurs de tous côtés.
Protesters were picketing outside the company's headquarters. Les protestataires faisaient le piquet à l'extérieur du siège de la société.
Did you find what you were looking for? Avez-vous trouvé ce que vous cherchiez ?
We were one too many. Nous étions un de trop.
You were right after all. Tu avais bon après tout.
We were at a loss what to do. Nous ne savons que faire.
It happened that we were on the same bus. Il se trouvait qu'on était dans le même bus.
Her desires were fully fullfilled. Ses désirs ont été pleinement assouvis.
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