Would-that-idiom

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Definition

Would that (we could see each other again!): If only (we could see each other again!) I wish (we could see each other again!) (literary)
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Examples

  • "Would that we could practice irregular verbs over a candlelit dinner, with Larry White's baritone voice urging us onward until our evening comes to a climax, conjugating verbs in multiple tenses all night long!"
  • "Would that you come away with me to a place where more than one lesson per day was possible!"

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