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noun as in whys and wherefores

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There are no captions explaining who anybody is, no explanations of what they are doing.

“There are so many possible explanations as to what could have happened to the flag,” says Meltzer.

So there are plenty of explanations for the retreat from Moscow in 1812.

To explain this great change, scientists consider several possible explanations.

Cooking up scientific explanations of the plagues has been a pastime for years.

In all cases you must carefully comply with the rules‌ and explanations heretofore given.

It made all our explanations seem childish and untrue; the false relation was instantly exposed.

It is long, indeed, before education brings men to the point where they can criticise their first explanations of Nature.

When the home folks get really interested in a thing they are apt to demand explanations.

Here the Scot entered into explanations which threw the Cockney's brain into a complete muddle.


On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to explanations, such as: causes, details, justifications, and whys.

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