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How to use whys in a sentence

Franz ceased pondering whys and wherefores and lost himself in watching.
RESCUE DOG OF THE HIGH PASSJAMES ARTHUR KJELGAARD
Often he was puzzled with her endless "whys" that he could not rightly explain to a child's limited understanding.
A LITTLE GIRL IN OLD SALEMAMANDA MINNIE DOUGLAS
In this volume Anne—having dropped the Tommy from her name, pushes her "whys" into the several kingdoms of earth and air.
BIRD LORE, VOLUME I--1899VARIOUS
Aunt Cynthia didnt believe in telling children all the whys.
MAYBEE'S STEPPING STONESARCHIE FELL
A great many things are plain after you know the whys and wherefores.
THE PANSY MAGAZINE, JUNE 1886VARIOUS
I wasted no precious time in pondering the whys and the wherefores.
THE FIREFLY OF FRANCEMARION POLK ANGELLOTTI
I make no attempt to go into the whys and wherefores of it all, nor do I offer an explanation.
EDGAR SALTUS: THE MANMARIE SALTUS
But I've got to have whys and wherefores; I've always had to have them.
THE QUICKENINGFRANCIS LYNDE
He didnt know all the whys and wherefores, but it was sufficient that Bob seemed too deep in the toils to extricate himself.
NOTHING BUT THE TRUTHFREDERIC S. ISHAM
You could always hold your tongue, David, and you can easily leave all the whys and wherefores to me.
THE LEATHERWOOD GODWILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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