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Cecil

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April 25, 2011

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As it were

  • April 25, 2011, 11:51pm

In my own humble opinion, which could be wrong...

If you mean something like "so to speak," you use, "as it were". E.g. No rest for the wicked, as it were.

But if you mean like "something in the past", then you say "as it was". E.g. Life, as it was. or School life, as it was.