Definitions for wherefore
ˈʰwɛərˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr, ˈwɛər-wher·e·fore
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word wherefore.
the cause or intention underlying an action or situation, especially in the phrase `the whys and wherefores'
An intent or purpose; a why.
Why, for what reason, because of what.
Because of which.
Etymology: From wherfor, wherfore, hwarfore, equivalent to. Compare waarvoor, wofür, and hvorfor, varför. More at where, for.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: where and for.
The ox and the ass desire their food, neither purpose they unto themselves any end wherefore. Richard Hooker.
There is no cause wherefore we should think God more desirous to manifest his favour by temporal blessings towards them than towards us. Richard Hooker.
Can ye alledge any just cause wherefore absolutely ye should not condescend, in this controversy, to have your judgment over-ruled by some such definitive sentence? Richard Hooker.
Shall I tell you why?
———— Ay, sir, and wherefore; for, they say, every why hath a wherefore. William Shakespeare, Comedy of Errours.
Wherefore gaze this goodly company,
As if they saw some wond’rous monument? William Shakespeare.
O wherefore was my birth from heav’n foretold
Twice by an angel? John Milton, Agonistes.
for which reason; so; -- used relatively
for what reason; why; -- used interrogatively
the reason why
Etymology: [Where + for.]
The numerical value of wherefore in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of wherefore in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
I shall despair. There is no creature loves me; And if I die no soul will pity me: And wherefore should they, since that I myself Find in myself no pity to myself?
O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?
Our situation on this earth seems strange. Every one of us appears here involuntarily and uninvited for a short stay, without knowing the whys and the wherefore.
O human race born to fly upward, wherefore at a little wind dost thou fall.
Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour for we are members one of another.
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- weswegen, wofür, warumGerman
- por quéSpanish
- پس چراPersian
- wêromWestern Frisian
- फिर क्या कारण हैHindi
- 그런 이유로Korean
- waarvoor, waaromDutch
- korfor, kviforNorwegian Nynorsk
- por quêPortuguese
- do đóVietnamese
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