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forwhy

[fawr-hwahy, -wahy] /fɔrˈʰwaɪ, -ˈwaɪ/
adverb
1.
why; wherefore.
conjunction
2.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English for hwī. See for, why
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Examples for forwhy
  • Three explanations have been given forwhy the empirical evidence does not support the theory.
  • We also find significant explanations forwhy large warm pools do not always develop.
  • It provides an explanation forwhy a project is being pursued.
  • There are several plausible reasons forwhy the growth might deviate from the pattern predicted by the density dependent models.
British Dictionary definitions for forwhy

forwhy

/fɔːˈwaɪ/
adverb
1.
for what reason; why
conjunction
2.
(subordinating) because
Word Origin
Old English for hwī
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