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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. Francis William Bourdillon:

    Man only goeth a godless way In his dark and smoky babels, Or builds him prisons wherein to pray, And serves not God but tables.

  2. Reza Behrouz:

    Hossein Soodmand represented what would ideally be a secular Iranian society wherein people could freely practice their faith. A free, secular society is the regimes primal fear.

  3. Martin Luther:

    The Bible is the cradle wherein Christ is laid.

  4. United Spirits:

    The SFIO noted that the company (United Spirits) had conducted an inquiry wherein possible fund diversions were identified, and requested some information from the company in relation to that.

  5. William Shakespeare:

    Time hath a wallet at his back, wherein he puts. Alms for oblivion, a great-sized monster of ingratitudes.

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