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  • 1 why and wherefore — {n.} The answer to a question or problem. Usually used in the plural. * /Father told him not to always ask the whys and wherefores when he was told to do something./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 2 why and wherefore — {n.} The answer to a question or problem. Usually used in the plural. * /Father told him not to always ask the whys and wherefores when he was told to do something./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 3 why\ and\ wherefore — noun the answer to a question or problem. Usually used in the plural. Father told him not to always ask the whys and wherefores when he was told to do something …

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  • 4 wherefore — [hwer′fôr′, wer′fôr′] adv. [ME hwarfore: see WHERE & FOR1] Archaic for what reason or purpose? why? [wherefore are you angry?] conj. Archaic 1. for which [the reason wherefore we have met] 2. on account of which; b …

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  • 5 Why — Why, adv. [OE. whi, why, AS. hw[=i], hw?, instrumental case of hw[=a], hw[ae]t; akin to Icel. hv[=i] why, Dan. & Sw. hvi; cf. Goth. hw?. ?. See {Who}.] [1913 Webster] 1. For what cause, reason, or purpose; on what account; wherefore; used… …

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  • 6 why — [hwī, wī] adv. [ME hwi < OE, instrumental case of hwæt, WHAT] for what reason, cause, or purpose? with what motive?: used in direct, indirect, and implied questions [why did he go? he told her why he went] conj. 1. because of which; on account …

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  • 7 The Railway Magazine — is a monthly British railway magazine, aimed at the railway enthusiast market, that has been published in London since July 1897. As of 2008 it is the railway magazine with the largest circulation in the U.K. with a monthly average sale during… …

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  • 8 why — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adv. wherefore? what for? for what cause? how come? (sl.). See cause, attribution. II (Roget s IV) modif. , conj. & interrog. Syn. for what reason?, how so?, how?, how is it that?, on whose account?,… …

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  • 9 wherefore — Synonyms and related words: accordingly, after all, after which, all things considered, argument, because of that, because of this, before the bench, before the court, ceteris paribus, consequently, considering, ergo, everything being equal,… …

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  • 10 why — Synonyms and related words: Chinese puzzle, argument, baffling problem, brain twister, conundrum, crossword puzzle, crux, enigma, enigmatic question, excuse, explanation, floorer, for which, for why, from what cause, ground, how come, jigsaw… …

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  • 11 why — 1 /waI/ adverb, conjunction 1 for what reason: Why do you say that? | Why should we bother waiting any longer? | I can t think why he would do such a thing. | why ever...? (=used to add force to a question): Why ever would he come specially to… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 why — 1. adverb /ʍaɪ,waɪ/ For what cause, reason, or purpose. Why did you do that? Syn: how come 2. conjunction …

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  • 13 The Sacrament of Penance —     The Sacrament of Penance     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Sacrament of Penance     Penance is a sacrament of the New Law instituted by Christ in which forgiveness of sins committed after baptism is granted through the priest s absolution to… …

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  • 14 The Blessed Virgin Mary —     The Blessed Virgin Mary     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Blessed Virgin Mary     The Blessed Virgin Mary is the mother of Jesus Christ, the mother of God.     In general, the theology and history of Mary the Mother of God follow the… …

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  • 15 The Seal of Confession —     The Law of the Seal of Confession     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Law of the Seal of Confession     In the Decretum of the Gratian who compiled the edicts of previous councils and the principles of Church law which he published about 1151,… …

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  • 16 The Ballad of the White Horse — is a poem by G K Chesterton about the idealized exploits of the Saxon King Alfred the Great, published in 1911 AD. Written in ballad form, the work is usually considered an epic poem. The poem narrates how Alfred was able to defeat the invading… …

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  • 17 The Incarnation —     The Incarnation     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Incarnation     I. The Fact of the Incarnation     (1) The Divine Person of Jesus Christ     A. Old Testament Proofs     B. New Testament Proofs     C. Witness of Tradition     (2) The Human… …

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  • 18 The Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist —     The Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist     In this article we shall consider:     ♦ the fact of the Real Presence, which is, indeed, the central dogma;     ♦ the …

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  • 19 the whys and wherefores — All the reasons • • • Main Entry: ↑why * * * the whys and (the) wherefores see ↑why, 3 • • • Main Entry: ↑wherefore the whys and (the) wherefores …

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  • 20 The Birds of Heaven — The Parable of the Birds of Heaven (or The Flowers of the Field ) was given by Jesus in the New Testament books of (Matthew and Luke). From bibleref|Matthew|6:24–33 (King James Version KJV ): quotation|No man can serve two masters: for either he… …

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