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ʰwɛərˈɪn, wɛər-wher·e·in

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  1. whereinadverb

    How, or in what way.

  2. whereinconjunction

    Where, or in which location.

  3. whereinconjunction

    During which.

  4. whereinconjunction

    How, or in what way.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Whereinadverb

    In which.

    Etymology: where and in.

    Whenever yet was your appeal denied?
    Wherein have you been galled by the king? William Shakespeare, H. VI.

    Try waters by weight, wherein you may find some difference, and the lighter account the better. Francis Bacon.

    Is as the book of God before thee set,
    Wherein to read his won’drous works. John Milton.

    Too soon for us the circling hours
    This dreaded time have compast, wherein we
    Must bide the stroke of that long threaten’d wound. John Milton.

    This the happy morn
    Wherein the son of heav’n’s eternal king,
    Our great redemption from above did bring! John Milton.

    Had they been treated with more kindness, and their questions answered, they would have taken more pleasure in improving their knowledge, wherein there would be still newness. John Locke.

    There are times wherein a man ought to be cautious as well as innocent. Jonathan Swift.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whereinadverb

    in which; in which place, thing, time, respect, or the like; -- used relatively

  2. Whereinadverb

    in what; -- used interrogatively

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wherein in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wherein in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of wherein in a Sentence

  1. Joseph Addison:

    If men would consider not so much wherein they differ, as wherein they agree, there would be far less of uncharitableness and angry feeling.

  2. William Wycherley:

    Thy books should, like thy friends, not many be, yet such wherein men may thy judgment see.

  3. Zane Kerby in a statement:

    Issues we believe should be on the table include increased protections for overbooked and bumped passengers, a review of the impacts of airline consolidation, transparency in airline pricing including ancillary fees and airline immunity from state consumer protection laws, we look forward to working with all policymakers toward crafting an airline regulatory system wherein the passenger comes first.

  4. Thomas Hobbes:

    War consisteth not in battle only, or the act of fighting; but in a tract of time, wherein the will to contend by battle is sufficiently known.

  5. Pan Ku:

    If you must choose between two paths, either of which will bring death and defeat, then choose the path wherein you die fighting for honor and justice.

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