Definitions for whereasʰwɛərˈæz, wɛər-
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A clause, as in legal documents, stating whereas.
In contrast; whilst on the contrary
He came first in the race whereas his brother came last.
It being the fact that
And Whereas it hath pleased the Great Governor of the World to incline the hearts of the legislatures we respectively represent in Congress, to approve of, and to authorize us to ratify the said Articles of Confederation and perpetual Union. (United States Articles of Confederation)
at which place; where
considering that; it being the case that; since; -- used to introduce a preamble which is the basis of declarations, affirmations, commands, requests, or like, that follow
when in fact; while on the contrary; the case being in truth that; although; -- implying opposition to something that precedes; or implying recognition of facts, sometimes followed by a different statement, and sometimes by inferences or something consequent
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Rank popularity for the word 'whereas' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1148
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Animals are always loyal and love you, whereas with children you never know where you are.
Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.
Whereas high blood pressure is relatively easy to control, diabetes is much more complicated.
Another belief of mine that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.
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