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Definition of Wherefore

Wherefore

  1. For which reason; so; -- used relatively.
  2. For what reason; why; -- used interrogatively.
  3. the reason why.

Wherefore Quotations

Women wish to be loved without a why or a wherefore; not because they are pretty, or good, or well-bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Henri Frederic Amiel

If a man urge me to tell wherefore I loved him, I feel it cannot be expressed but by answering: Because it was he, because it was myself.
Michel de Montaigne

We need God, not in order to understand the why, but in order to feel and sustain the ultimate wherefore, to give a meaning to the universe.
Miguel de Unamuno

Wherefore the mere practical architect is not able to assign sufficient reasons for the forms he adopts; and the theoretic architect also fails, grasping the shadow instead of the substance.
Vitruvius

Neither was there any heresy, or diversity of opinion, or disputing about the matter, till the pope had gathered a council to confirm this transubstantiation: wherefore it is most likely that this opinion came up by them of latter days.
William Tyndale
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Wherefore Translations

wherefore in German is wozu, weshalb
wherefore in Italian is per quale scopo
wherefore in Latin is quapropter, quare, cur

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