[ UK /wˈa‍ɪ/ ]
[ US /ˈhwaɪ, ˈwaɪ/ ]
  1. the cause or intention underlying an action or situation, especially in the phrase `the whys and wherefores'
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How To Use why In A Sentence

  • What we do not know are the precise weighting of factors that go into why prices increase at any particular time.
  • He asked me bluntly, ‘Why would you want to leave private life and take on such a difficult, dangerous and probably thankless job?’
  • Why is that man a slave to his genes?
  • And when Elliot Spitzer got caught fooling w/a prostie, he resigned on the spot … saaaaaaaaaaaay … WHY is Vitter still in office? Think Progress » Vitter receives standing ovation at Southern Republican Leadership Conference.
  • I think the argument of race as a cause of criminality like Walter brings up is somewhat off-point - The reason why those racial divides in criminality show up is mainly because those lines go together with education - or rather: the lack of good education. Can a Godless Society be a
  • It explains why some people must have a full eight hours' kip while others get away with half that. The Sun
  • Why not put in some overtime at the office and find the company a way to save money, increase efficiency, or improve on a product?
  • It is difficult to see why dialogue negates or denies the existence of authority.
  • However, I have no idea where this phrase originated and why we use it.
  • That's why I contend, with just a soupçon of exaggeration, that Britain's big choice will be made on May 29.
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