Noun(1) the cause or intention underlying an action or situation, especially in the phrase `the whys and wherefores'
(1) why did you do that?(2) It perhaps explains why today I don't like to go to places that require me to use a map.(3) why don't I give you a lift?(4) A friend asked him why he went so far, and told him that there were plenty of others just as good nearer his home.(5) It is not enough to know the result of something, because it is necessary to figure out the reason why .(6) People said, "That's outrageous, why , that's silly. Common sense says that can't possibly be the truth.(7) Perhaps this explains why Chan was rejected by Richmond voters at the last election.(8) They are part of the reason why he turned down jobs outside of Dundee.(9) why is it that I have to do everything around here?(10) Perhaps that's why they didn't seem to have any true sympathy for how I felt.(11) why, that's absurd!(12) why not give it a rest?(13) Perhaps that's why they end up doing rather director-led conceptual stagings.(14) Perhaps it's why the West Coast has more helicopters than anywhere else in the country.(15) Perhaps this is why the twin towers did not inspire the same sort of affection reserved for other New York landmarks.(16) That was seen as the reason why previous moves by the bank had been attacked by media and politicians.
1. how come ::
2. for what reason ::
om watter rede
3. for what purpose ::
vir watter doel
4. what for ::
5. to what end ::
6. wherefore ::
7. wherefore ::
Different Formswhee, why, whys
Word Example from TV Shows
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Why would I lie about that?
He's your brother, right?
Game of Thrones Season 7, Episode 2
Why are you doing this?
The Big Bang Theory Season 3, Episode 15
- To take the castle.
Game of Thrones Season 2, Episode 6
Why don't you just
turn up the thermostat?
The Big Bang Theory Season 5, Episode 17
Gee, WHY can't Sheldon make friends?
The Big Bang Theory Season 2, Episode 13
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