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Definitions for whereof
ʰwɛərˈʌv, -ˈɒv, wɛər-wher·e·of

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  1. whereofadverb

    Of what.

  2. whereofadverb

    Of which.

  3. whereofconjunction

    Of what; of which; of whom.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Whereofadverb

    Of which.

    Etymology: where and of.

    A thing whereof the church hath, ever sithence the first beginning, reaped singular commodity. Richard Hooker.

    How this world, when and whereof created. John Milton.

    I do not find the certain numbers whereof their armies did consist. John Davies, on Ireland.

    ’Tis not very probable that I should succeed in such a project, whereof I have not had the least hint from any of my predecessors, the poets. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whereofadverb

    of which; of whom; formerly, also, with which; -- used relatively

  2. Whereofadverb

    of what; -- used interrogatively

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whereof in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whereof in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of whereof in a Sentence

  1. John Bunyan:

    There was a castle called Doubting Castle, the owner whereof was Giant Despair.

  2. Ecclesiates 1922 Bible:

    The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be. . .and there is no new thing under the sun. Is there any thing whereof it may be said, SEE, this is new It hath been already of old time, which was before us. There is no remembrance of former things.

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