wherein

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

where- +‎ in

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

wherein (not comparable)

  1. How, or in what way.
    • 1901, Bible (American Standard Version), 1 Kings 18:9
      Wherein have I sinned, that thou wouldest deliver thy servant into the hand of Ahab, to slay me?

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Conjunction[edit]

wherein

  1. Where, or in which location.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, [] (King James Version), London: [] Robert Barker, [], OCLC 964384981, Numbers 35:34:
      Defile not therefore the land which ye shall inhabit, wherein I dwell: for I the Lord dwell among the children of Israel.
    • 1902, John Buchan, The Outgoing of the Tide
      As she went through the woods where the primroses and the whitethorn were blossoming, the place seemed as the land of Elim, wherein there were twelve wells and threescore and ten palm trees.
  2. During which.
  3. How, or in what way.
    • 2011, Bible (English Standard Version), 1 Samuel 8:9
      In order to show them wherein they were wrong, Samuel was instructed to bear witness against them []

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Here-, there-, and where- words