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ʰwɛərˈæz, wɛər-wher·e·as

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  1. whereasnoun

    A clause, as in legal documents, stating whereas.

  2. whereasadverb

    Where (that).

  3. whereasconjunction

    In contrast; whilst on the contrary

    He came first in the race whereas his brother came last.

  4. whereasconjunction

    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)

  5. whereasconjunction

    Inasmuch as

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Whereasadverb

    Etymology: where and as.

    Are not those found to be the greatest zealots who are most notoriously ignorant? whereas true zeal should always begin with true knowledge. Thomas Sprat, Sermons.

    The aliment of plants is nearly one uniform juice; whereas animals live upon very different sorts of substances. Arbuthnot.

    They came to fiery flood of Phlegeton,
    Whereas the damned ghosts in torments fry. Fa. Queen.

    Prepare to ride unto St. Alban’s,
    Whereas the king and queen do mean to hawk. William Shakespeare, H. VI.

    Whereas we read so many of them so much commended, some for their mild and merciful disposition, some for their virtuous severity, some for integrity of life; all these were the fruits of true and infallible principles delivered unto us in the word of God. Richard Hooker.

    Whereas all bodies seem to work by the communication of their natures, and impressions of their motions; the diffusion of species visible seemeth to participate more of the former, and the species audible of the latter. Francis Bacon.

    Whereas wars are generally causes of poverty, the special nature of this war with Spain, if made by sea, is like to be a lucrative war. Francis Bacon.

    Whereas seeing requires light, a free medium, and a right line to the objects, we can hear in the dark, immured, and by curve lines. William Holder, Elements of Speech.

    Whereas at first we had only three of these principles, their number is already swoln to five. Thomas Baker, on Learning.

    One imagines that the terrestrial matter, which is showered down with rain, enlarges the bulk of the earth: another fancies that the earth will ere long all be washed away by rains, and the waters of the ocean turned forth to overwhelm the dry land: whereas, by this distribution of matter, continual provision is every where made for the supply of bodies. John Woodward.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whereasadverb

    at which place; where

  2. Whereas

    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

  3. Whereas

    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

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'whereas' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1781

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'whereas' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1148

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whereas in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whereas in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of whereas in a Sentence

  1. Jimmy Featherstone:

    My ex was older than my dad so people know me for being with older men, i’ve always been attracted to them. I don’t think anyone my age can give me the lifestyle that I want, whereas someone who is older and has made their money can.

  2. Queen Rania of Jordan:

    A migrant is somebody who chooses to go to another country, they want a better job, education, or to unite their family, they can choose to go back to their own country and have protection from their government, whereas refugees are literally running for their lives.

  3. Sulieman Hussein:

    Dozens of my friends from the camp worked for long whiles mining gold and then made enough money to cross the Mediterranean from Libya to Europe, that is also what I plan to do. Life is good in Europe, whereas here we are not even human.

  4. Bradley Griffin:

    If anyone touches a hair on a black person, it's international news, whereas the most horrific crimes imaginable are inflicted on whites all the time, and I think the media kind of wants to downplay that.

  5. Jared Wiklund:

    Our greatest conservation challenge at this time in history may be the long-term decline in the American hunter. According to the 2016 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting Wildlife Recreation, put out by the U.S. Fish Wildlife Service every five years, the number of individual hunting license buyers has dropped from over 14 million in 1991 to around 11.5 million in 2016, even more alarming is that hunters now make up only 4.5% of the overall U.S. population, whereas in 1991 hunters made up 7.3% of the U.S. population.

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    cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across
    • A. flub
    • B. monish
    • C. suffuse
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