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[heer-in] /hɪərˈɪn/
in or into this place.
in this fact, circumstance, etc.; in view of this.
Origin of herein
before 1000; Middle English; Old English hērinne. See here, in Unabridged
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  • Opening the carefully folded paper he read its stereotyped phrasing, all of which is too serious to be herein repeated.

    Peggy Stewart at School Gabrielle E. Jackson
  • But the time for his next move was not yet; and herein was the real man.

    The Law-Breakers Ridgwell Cullum
  • herein lies the whole method and justification of the new materialistic conception of history.

  • herein he produces one of the “three agreements that ought to be in a song,” viz.

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  • herein is the explanation of the interest of "Pepita Ximenez."

    Pepita Ximenez Juan Valera
  • Ere I could pursue the question some one knocked at the door, and in answer to our herein!

    The First Violin Jessie Fothergill
British Dictionary definitions for herein


(formal) in or into this place, thing, document, etc
(rare) in this respect, circumstance, etc
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Word Origin and History for herein

late Old English herinne; see here + in.

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