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synonyms for why

  • cause
  • motive
  • mystery
  • proof
  • how
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How to use why in a sentence

Till now one with sudden hiss: "But-good Christ-just look-why, the roof's leaning—!"
THE LORD OF THE SEAM. P. SHIEL
And what is it that brings disaster on those who employ the phalanx?Why the phalanx fails.
THE HISTORIES OF POLYBIUS, VOL. II (OF 2)POLYBIUS
It needed a beefy person with fat legs and a large amount of inexplicable dignity, a regular God-knows-why loftiness.
THE O'RUDDYSTEPHEN CRANE
Weren't they as good as gold this morning, Emily?and yesterday!why they never murmured, as good as gold they were.
THE WHITE PEACOCKD. H. (DAVID HERBERT) LAWRENCE
Like other sharp children, Why-Why was always asking metaphysical conundrums.
IN THE WRONG PARADISEANDREW LANG
In answer to these and similar questions, the mother of Why-Why would tell him stories out of the simple mythology of the tribe.
IN THE WRONG PARADISEANDREW LANG
To this statement, hallowed by immemorial belief, Why-Why only answered by asking who made Pund-jel.
IN THE WRONG PARADISEANDREW LANG
The coming of age of Why-Why was celebrated in the manner usual among primitive people.
IN THE WRONG PARADISEANDREW LANG
As she lay in a half-fainting and almost dying state, Why-Why rushed out to find the most celebrated local medicine-man.
IN THE WRONG PARADISEANDREW LANG
Thus, even with the aid of Why-Why, existence became too laborious for her strength, and she gradually pined away.
IN THE WRONG PARADISEANDREW LANG
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WORDS RELATED TO WHY

  • brain-teaser
  • closed book
  • enigma
  • mystery
  • mystification
  • poser
  • problem
  • puzzlement
  • riddle
  • why
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