What is another word for wherefor?

Pronunciation: [wˈe͡əfə] (IPA)

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Usage examples for Wherefor

Here was I racing along like a schoolboy, and wherefor?
"A Fool and His Money"
George Barr McCutcheon
wherefor, Sir Lancelot, wit thou well, As thou dost wish my weal, That I am set in such a plight To get my dear soul heal.
"A Legend of Old Persia and Other Poems"
A. B. S. Tennyson
So he hid himself in a place, that he might espy her, and saw her surpassing description; wherefor he was confounded at her and his wit was wildered and love gat the lordship of him, so that he sent to her, saying, "Have pity on me, for indeed I perish for the love of thee."
"Supplemental Nights, Volume 1"
Richard F. Burton

Famous quotes with Wherefor

  • When our courteous Lord of His grace sheweth Himself to our soul, we have that we desire. And then we see not, for the time, what we should more pray, but all our intent with all our might is set wholly to the beholding of Him. And this is an high unperceivable prayer, as to my sight: for all the cause wherefor we pray it, it is oned into the sight and beholding of Him to whom we pray; marvellously enjoying with reverent dread, and with so great sweetness and delight in Him that we can pray right nought but as He stirreth us, for the time. And well I wot, the more the soul seeth of God, the more it desireth Him by His grace.
    Julian of Norwich
  • And this I saw: that what time we see needs wherefor we pray, then , helping our desire; and when we of His special grace plainly behold Him, seeing none other needs, then and He draweth us unto Him by love.
    Julian of Norwich

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