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noun as in whys and wherefores

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The whys the wherefores, I think a lot of that is somehow a link from decoding texts, as they say in graduate school.

As lead counsel, Cuccinelli fielded questions about the legal whys and hows of the suit.

And can you imagine how many ‘whys’ I used to ask as a child?

Franz ceased pondering whys and wherefores and lost himself in watching.

Often he was puzzled with her endless "whys" that he could not rightly explain to a child's limited understanding.

In this volume Anne—having dropped the Tommy from her name, pushes her "whys" into the several kingdoms of earth and air.

Aunt Cynthia didnt believe in telling children all the whys.

A great many things are plain after you know the whys and wherefores.


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

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