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wherewith

[hwair-with, -with , wair-] /ʰwɛərˈwɪθ, -ˈwɪð, wɛər-/
adverb, conjunction
1.
Literary. with which; by means of which.
2.
Archaic.
  1. with what?
  2. because of which; by reason of which.
  3. whereupon; at which.
pronoun
3.
Archaic. that by which; that with which.
noun
4.
Rare. wherewithal.
Origin
1150-1200
1150-1200; Middle English wherwith. See where, with
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Examples from the web for wherewith
  • But he had no tongue wherewith to answer her, by reason of the severity of the flogging.
  • And thou shalt take this rod in thine hand, wherewith thou shalt do signs.
  • They shall wash their hands before starting work and again after any interruption wherewith contamination of the hands occurs.
  • But there is no clear water wherewith to wash my face.
British Dictionary definitions for wherewith

wherewith

/wɛəˈwɪθ; -ˈwɪð/
pronoun
1.
(often foll by an infinitive) with or by which: the pen wherewith I am wont to write
2.
something with which: I have not wherewith to buy my bread
adverb
3.
with what?
sentence connector
4.
with or after that; whereupon
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