Mary Thy Mother stopped at the foot of the Cross, but poverty mounted it with Thee and clasped Thee in her embrace unto the end; and when Thou wast dying of thirst, as a watchful spouse she prepared for Thee the gall.
Outside the gates of Rome he was met by a deputation from the senate he had come to supersede, who addressed him in words memorable for expressing the republican spirit of new Italy face to face with autocratic feudalism: Thou wast a stranger, I have made thee a citizen; it is Rome who speaks: Thou earnest as an alien from beyond the Alps, I have conferred on thee the principality.
In the "Wast Book" of an old trader of this town, who was also a captain, town-clerk, and representative, I find the following entry.
Rejoice, thou who wast deigned worthy of the grace of the priesthood on receiving the Angelic schema !
Emitting the fragrance of unfeigned love, thou wast like a rose, O glorious Ã†thelwold.
How would you define wast? Add your definition here.