meaning of as it were

as it were meaning in General Dictionary

as though it had been actually so

Sentence Examples with the word as it were

It is glorious to behold this ribbon of water sparkling in the sun, the bare face of the pond full of glee and youth, as if it spoke the joy of the fishes within it, and of the sands on its shore--a silvery sheen as from the scales of a leuciscus, as it were all one active fish.

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