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1759 examples of wherefores in sentences

But wherefore should I waste the time These tedious questions to recall?

Wherefore, my life, my darling wife, let all thy pain be cured; Thy trust in my fidelity be from this hour assured.

Ah, little must thou count my years of beauty and of bloom, If thou wouldst wed them with a life thus tottering to the tomb, Decrepitude is now thy lot, and wherefore canst thou dare To ask that youthful charms these vile infirmities should share?"

"And wherefore should I stand where I am?

Chapter XX. "O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?" ROMEO AND JULIET.

They may be regarded as the present postulates of a new science of the whys and wherefores separating and setting apart, as so recognizably distinct, those peregrinating chemical mixtures: men and women.

The gossips wanted to know all the whys and wherefores, but the boy kept his room in the hotel, or only walked out when accompanied by Ethel or one of the three nieces.

It is impossible to tell the whys and wherefores of sea-prejudices.

An' I can't tell the why An' wherefore of the doctrines deepand what's more I don't try.

After a man has been married awhile, And his wife has grown used to his manner and style, When she knows from the twinkle that lights up his eye The thoughts he is thinking, the wherefore and why, And just what he'll say, and just what he'll do, And is sure that he'll make a bad break ere he's through, She has one little trick that she'll work when she's able She takes a sly kick at him under the table.

A thousand whys and wherefores made her anxious, but the fat German had been won over by Kershaw's visions of untold gold, held tantalisingly before his eyes.

" I might, indeed, go into the character of Anna and the whys and wherefores of her story; but there is curiously little that is strange or unusual about it.

But now they desire a betterthat is, an heavenly; wherefore God is not ashamed of them to be called their God.

Wherefore the dirt is no place for thee, nor the feet of any man.

It is hidden by the rocks, and there is no reason that a man should go there; wherefore it is secret, and no man knows.

Wherefore, I am a broken man, and helplessai-oo-o, ai-oo-o!"

Not to fear, but wherefore is he afraid?"

As in fasting, so in all other superstitious edicts, we crucify one another without a cause, barring ourselves of many good and lawful things, honest disports, pleasures and recreations; for wherefore did God create them but for our use?

8, as David did; as Job did, xx. 3, 21, 22, &c., "Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, and life to them that have heavy hearts?

Wherefore, having taken our leaves, we prepared for our departure, and were unexpectedly commanded to remain till next day.

This deceived the pilots as a sign of good weather, wherefore they still carried sail:

Wherefore cattle were frequently driven in the path of the plundering parties, as if they had fallen in their way by accident, and tracts of land left abandoned by the flight of the peasants: and reserve bodies of armed men, sent to prevent the devastations, retreated more frequently in pretended than in real alarm.

They have two drummers and four trumpeters, who beat the rappel or ring out the charge whenever the freak takes them, without any one knowing why or wherefore.

by the Commune!""And wherefore?"

Wherefore this fall after so much glory?

The sufferer burst into tears, and cried out, "Wherefore dost thou torment me?

The point is not of much importance, especially as a mystery was intended; but nobody, as Mr. Cary says, can doubt that the passage was suggested by one in the prophet Jeremiah, v. 6: "Wherefore a lion out of the forest shall slay them, and a wolf of the evenings shall spoil them; a leopard shall watch over their cities."

Wherefore he gazed bewildered about him.

Oh wherefore should we fawne upon such curres, The mice of mankind, and the scorne of earth? Alf.

I am no bastard, wherefore should I feare?

He hadn't grasped the whys and wherefores of all this confusion, until he caught sight of a little long-legged dog who ran over the ice with a goose in his mouth.

Among the passages which received a specially Gnostic interpretation is Luke i. 35, 'The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Most High shall overshadow thee: wherefore also the holy thing which is born (of thee) shall be called the Son of God.'

This is quoted thus, 'The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Most High shall overshadow thee: wherefore that which is born of thee shall be called holy.' Luke i. 35.

'Twere labour lost in this material age, When school boys trample on the Inspir'd Page, When coblers prove by syllogistick pun The soal they mend, and that of man are one; 'Twere waste of time to check the Muses' speed, For all the whys and wherefores of their creed; To show how prov'd the juices are the same That feed the body, and the mental frame.

She may not bother about the whys an' wherefores, but she's got the statistics.

In fact, I don't altogether know the complete why and wherefore.

It is but seldom, and only in the artistic and philosophical genius, that the intellect succeeds in freeing itself from the supremacy of the will, and, laying aside the question of the why and wherefore, where and when, in sinking itself completely in the pure what of things.

MEPHISTOPHELES Wherefore thy passion so excite, And thus thine eloquence inflame?

Many of the children solved questions readily in the compound rules, and several of them in Practice, giving the different parts of the pound, shilling, and penny, used in that rule, and all the whys and wherefores of the thing, with great promptness.

Many of the children solved questions readily in the compound rules, and several of them in Practice, giving the different parts of the pound, shilling, and penny, used in that rule, and all the whys and wherefores of the thing, with great promptness.

I was particularly struck with the very clear manner in which the lad under examination replied to the questions put to him, and I began to suspect it was merely something he had learnt by rote; but the professor dodged him about in such a heartless manner with his "whys" and his "wherefores," his "how do you knows" and "how do you proves," that I quite trembled for the victim.

" "And you wanted me to come and tell you all the whys and wherefores?"

She studied the analysis of the atmosphere of cells, the properties and waste of wheaten flour, the cost of clothing to the general government, the whys and wherefores of crime and evil-doing; and it was not long before there was generated within her bosom a fine and healthy ardor to emulate this practical and courageous pattern.

She told him the proper manner of doing it, and he followed her directions; but he was much troubled that he could not understand the whys and wherefores himself.

"Wherefore giving all diligence"in no other way can the pearl of great price be secured; it does not lie by the roadside for any lounger to pick up.

Wherefore, let us take heed lest, by our sullen refusal to forgive, we be thrusting some penitent soul back into the miry depths, whence, slowly and painfully, it is winning its way into the light and love of God.

" Wherefore let us set not our minds on the things that are upon earth; let us covet earnestly the best gifts; let us seek first the kingdom of God; and all other things in due season and in due measure shall be added unto us.

Wherefore, in Galileo's time, we might have helped to proscribe, or to burnhad he been stubborn enough to warrant cremationeven the great pioneer of inductive research; although, when we had fairly recovered our composure, and had leisurely excogitated the matter, we might have come to conclude that the new doctrine was better than the old one, after all, at least for those who had nothing to unlearn.

Wherefore ye fooles that in your sinne are bolde, Ensue ye wisdome, and leaue your lewde intent, Wisdome is the way of men most excellent: Therefore haue done, and shortly spede your pace, To quaynt your self and company with grace.

"Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day.

Why, wherefore, therefore, their class.

Wherefore, no man can certainly know, or ought to conclude, concerning himself or others, as long as they live, that the season of grace is quite over with them.

Wherefore, good Kringle, do not pass me by, Who am too old, alas!

When Jacob with his household took his departure from Laban, Rachel stole certain images which were her father's, the character of which was unmistakably indicated by Laban when he demanded, "Wherefore have ye stolen my gods?"

Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh.

Your roses were crushed; N'importe wherefores and whys.

Wherefore hearken to the word of the Lord: There shall not any man among you have save it be one wife, and concubines he shall have none; for I, the Lord God, delight in the chastity of women.

Her first feeling was terror; but when her father related how and wherefore Ammalรกt was his guest, when the village doctor declared that his wound was not dangerous, a tender sympathy for the stranger filled her whole being.

Facts and fancies, book 4; Whys and wherefores, book 5; Scouting through, book 6.

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Facts and fancies, book 4; Whys and wherefores, book 5; Scouting through, book 6.

Jessie Louise <pb id='137.png' /> Lewis, Philip Cameron Herr (E) & Albert Lindsay Rowland (A); 28Jan64; R331904. Why and wherefores.

I'm not keen on spelling out the whys and wherefores of anything I do....

In no country, however, has archery been more encouraged than in this island; wherefore the English archers became the best in Europe, and procured many signal victories.

What he means, may be made clear by reference to the case of the Arabs who, living in a desert country, were in constant dread of suffering from scarcity of food; wherefore, as Robertson Smith remarks (281), "to bury a daughter was regarded not only as a virtuous but as a generous deed, which is intelligible if the reason was that there would be fewer mouths to fill in the tribe.

His principal servant and provider of home comforts, however, is his wife, wherefore she, too, is expected to follow him.

Wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?

His imposing erudition and his cleverness in juggling with facts by ignoring those that do not please him (as e.g., in case of the morality of the Kaffirs and Australians, and the "liberty of choice" of their women) make him a serious obstacle to the investigation of the truth regarding man's sexual history, wherefore it is necessary to expose his errors promptly and thoroughly.

After this outburst of generous compassion came the joy of victory, which Montfort owed above all to his English allies and to John Chandos their leader, to whom, "My Lord John," said he, "this great fortune path come to me through your great sense and prowess: wherefore, I pray you, drink out of my cup."

Wherefore are ye so vexed at me?

"The lords and barons of France were sadly astonished," says Froissart, "for they held the count to be a good man and true, and they humbly prayed the king that he would be pleased to say wherefore he had imprisoned their cousin, so gentle a knight, who had toiled so much and so much lost for him and for the kingdom.

Wherefore the pope did pray and request the king, by his letters, to be pleased to mitigate the fury and rigor of his justice by granting grace and pardon.

Wherefore, take possession of the said towns, since opportunity offers, which will be about forty leagues of country gained without the loss of a single man, and an impregnable rampart for Champagne and Picardy; and, besides, a fine and perfectly open road into the heart of the duchy of Luxembourg and the districts below it as far as Brussels.

Preach first of all to your knowledge, and say to it: If you draw near this truth, you will have much faith; wherefore do you hesitate to use it?

Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

Wherefore nothing is required unto justification but to hear Jesus Christ our Savior, and to believe in Him.

Wherefore, take heed that thou nothing doubt that thou art the son of God, and therefore made righteous by His grace; let all fear and care be done away.

" Those of Cain's progeny want the faith of sons, which they confess themselves; for they think it most absurd, and wicked arrogancy, to affirm themselves to be the sons of God, and holy; therefore as they believe, even so are they counted before God; they neither become holy nor the sons of God, nevertheless are they exercised with the works of the law; wherefore they are and remain servants forever.

But this is their reward, for they are servants, and not sons; wherefore in death they shall be separated from all good things, neither shall any portion of the eternal inheritance be theirs, who in this life would believe nothing thereof.

Thou canst not be delivered from the evil of unbelief by thine own power, nor by the power of the law; wherefore all thy works which thou doest to satisfy the law can be nothing but works of the law; of far less importance than to be able to justify thee before God, who counteth them righteous only who truly believe in Him; for they that acknowledge Him the true God are His sons, and do truly fulfil the law.

Paul calls such constrained works the works of the law; for they flow not from a ready and willing heart; howbeit the law does not require works alone, but the heart itself; wherefore it is said in the first psalm of the blest man, "But his delight is in the law of the Lord: and in His law doth he meditate day and night."

Against these Paul speaks, "Wherefore, if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as tho living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances: touch not, taste not, handle not, which all are to perish with the using, after the commandments and doctrines of men?

All their works are nothing but rudiments and ordinances of the world; neither are they Christians but in name, wherefore all their life and holiness are sinful and most detestable hypocrisy.

And while their ungodliness is not herewith content, they begin to persecute even the sons of God, and grow so cruel that, after the example of their father Cain, they can not rest until they slay their righteous brother Abel, wherefore the blood of Christ continually cries out against them nothing but punishment and vengeance; but for the heirs of salvation it cries by the Spirit of Christ for nothing but grace and reconciliation.

"Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ."

It is said "Your salvation is prepared and reserved in heaven, to be showed in the last time," wherefore the works of a Christian ought to have no regard to merit, which is the manner of servants, but only for the use and benefit of our neighbors, whereby we may truly live to the glory of God.

Wherefore let every one that desires salvation, diligently take heed of him and his followers, no otherwise than Satan himself.

He did give young mothers some hints of what to do, the whys and wherefores of certain lines of procedure during antenatal life, as well as the proper care thereafter.

[I do not understand the whys and wherefores of the process].

Wherefore I abhor myself, And repent in dust and ashes.

Wherefore (and who can think it strange, if it be so?)

iii. 13, when he says, wherefore, "I desire that ye faint not at my tribulation for you."

16, "wherefore I beseech you to be followers of me;" and 1 Cor.

Wherefore, on Wednesday the 2d of April he sent 70 men with a supply of provisions and ammunition to fort St Thomas.

Wherefore the admiral resolved to depart for Hispaniola without delay, that he might forward supplies for this place.

Wherefore the admiral desired them carefully to observe the moon that night when she arose, and they would see her angry and of a bloody hue, as a sign of the punishments which were to fall on them from God.

But the truth is, that the governor was unwilling to aid the return of the admiral into Spain, lest their Catholic majesties might restore him to his authority as viceroy, by which he would lose his government; wherefore he would not provide as he might have done for the admirals voyage to Hispaniola, and had sent Escobar to Jamaica to espy the condition he was in, and to know whether he might contrive to destroy him with safety.

He was uneasy on this account, and was anxious to learn who and what these people were, and wherefore they took so much pains to examine the state of countries which did not belong to them.

"Oh, wherefore?"

The heart sings for joy in the sun's merry beams All, wherefore so lovely, wide world of my dreams? * *