Definitions of Wa'n't

  1. A colloquial contraction of was not.

Usage examples for Wa'n't

  1. No, and he wa'n't on it; you'll find that out. – The Quality of Mercy by W. D. Howells
  2. We know what you're tryin' to prove- that the other bank wa'n't searched. – Smoke Bellew by Jack London
  3. " I don't presume he said anything that wa'n't true. – The Landlord at Lion's Head, Complete by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  4. Mis' Cullom, his wife, wa'n't no help to him. – The Christmas Story from David Harum by Edward Noyes Westcott
  5. No, said the farmer; 't wa'n't wuth savin', nohow. – Queen Hildegarde by Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
  6. He had this weddin' business on his mind, and there wa'n't much room for anything else. – Shorty McCabe by Sewell Ford
  7. For one thing, I wa'n't comin' in on his scheme. – Shorty McCabe on the Job by Sewell Ford
  8. " I knew there wa'n't. – Uncle William The Man Who Was Shif'less by Jennette Lee
  9. An' I 'lows, they neches wa'n't jest easy till we cleared them woods." – In the Brooding Wild by Ridgwell Cullum
  10. There wa'n't any painter by trade in the village, and I mixed it myself. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  11. I ain't even altered my general views o' men any, for land knows Elijah wa'n't so different from the rest of them that he could teach me much as is new. – Susan Clegg and a Man in the House by Anne Warner
  12. That was pretty strong talk, wa'n't it, when you consider that I could have sold the roof from over his head and the land from under his feet? – The Prodigal Judge by Vaughan Kester
  13. " There wa'n't many folks right here when I filed on to this claim," he had been known to remark, " an' I may have trouble provin' up. – Stories of the Foot-hills by Margaret Collier Graham
  14. The way I look at it, and the way I tell Maria she'd ought to, is like this: You done what you done for the best, and we wa'n't obliged to take your advice anyway. – Annie Kilburn A Novel by W. D. Howells
  15. No; I wa'n't; my late departed husband had too much horse- sense. – An Alabaster Box by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Florence Morse Kingsley
  16. She said it wa'n't in reason as Polly could imagine him with hair, 'n' she said she was thinkin' very seriously o' givin' her a piece o' his hair as she 's got, for a weddin' present. – Susan Clegg and Her Neighbors' Affairs by Anne Warner
  17. Ah, it wa'n't anything worth wastin' breath over. – Shorty McCabe by Sewell Ford
  18. " Wa'n't I glad to see you standin' there ... – Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield
  19. I told Andy to tell him there wa'n't no chanct up here- but the kid comes to look- see for hisself. – The Ridin' Kid from Powder River by Henry Herbert Knibbs
  20. They was fine enough for best summer dresses, and all lace, and one of 'em had a blue satin bow on it, and what was strangest of all was that there wa'n't no place to get into 'em. – Master of the Vineyard by Myrtle Reed