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whereat

[hwair-at, wair-] /ʰwɛərˈæt, wɛər-/
conjunction
1.
Literary.
  1. at which:
    a reception whereat many were present.
  2. to which; whereupon:
    a remark whereat she quickly angered.
adverb
2.
Archaic. in reference to which.
Origin of whereat
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English; see where, at1
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  • whereat McPhulach departed with an almost happy smile and knocked down an insolent fireman for the good of his soul.

    Captain Calamity Rolf Bennett
  • whereat they said how droll, how cheerful, what a flow of spirits!

  • whereat she being dissatisfied, said, That some She-Devil would shortly fetch him away!

  • whereat Hugh cheered and laughed, and ran off like a greyhound.

    Barnaby Rudge Charles Dickens
  • I asked, with a puzzled look, whereat he burst into a laugh that hurt my ears.

    The Love Story of Abner Stone Edwin Carlile Litsey
  • whereat Socrates: When will you have done with your gibes, Callias?

    The Symposium Xenophon
  • whereat M'Adam was taken with a fit of internal spasms, rubbing his knees and cackling insanely for a half-hour afterward.

    Bob, Son of Battle Alfred Ollivant
  • Even Cynthia smiled, whereat the Tavern Knight was driven to ponder.

    The Tavern Knight Rafael Sabatini
  • If he be a-weary, there is the Wright House whereat he may repose himself.

    The Sunset Trail Alfred Henry Lewis
  • “Do as much for you zumtime,” said Bunster, whereat all laughed.

    Rodney, the Ranger John V. Lane
British Dictionary definitions for whereat

whereat

/wɛərˈæt/
adverb
1.
at or to which place
sentence connector
2.
upon which occasion
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