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
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  • 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.
  • Why aren't more different types of cars - namely hatchbacks, wagons and microcars - more readily available in the U.S.?
  • Instead of asking the fortunate few, why doesn't Ted asked the gifted masses of state employees to do a little giveback? We're! Number! 5! (Jack Bog's Blog)
  • CNN ... why arent you covering all the "handpicked," townhalls for Obama and theliberal dems? No media allowed at Palin speech in Missouri
  • Mickey-boy, 'if the Joy Lady is so anxious to get the baby, and sew its clothes herself, why I'll just let her,' so I did _let_ her, but it took some time to make them, so I had to wait to bring it 'til tonight. Michael O'Halloran
  • And why do his eyes occasionally appear to glow red, like those of a replicant? Times, Sunday Times
  • And that is exactly why I say "intelligence" in the context of ID is a dormitive principle: Bunny and a Book
  • So why not give them a travel gadget that serves a dual purpose?
  • Why such a paper has never been given to the world, I am much at a loss to say—but, perhaps, the autorial vanity has had more to do with the omission than any one other cause. The Philosophy of Composition
  • Would you care to comment on why you voted against the new housing project?
  • The first is to wonder why, if the government knows that it wants to impose a ban, does it not get on with it? Times, Sunday Times
  • The compilation(techniques) of legislation law and the limitations of statute law such as hysteresis effect are the(fundamental)reasons why Legislation Law is criticized.
  • Grim, sure, but true - not to mention ruthlessly egalitarian, which is why people rarely lob the P-word at those whose answer to life is, "Who knows? Why I love Carolyn Hax
  • I've wondered why pop-up ads and new larger sized, intrusively placed ads are so annoying.
  • Why then do we long to embrace incorporeality and flee our embodied natures?
  • I was watching the match in a pub without sound, and I had forgotten about it, so it was not until I got home that I realised that Langer had taken a hat trick, and that was why the West Indian fieldsmen all looked so pleased.
  • Why do mindless vandals frequently ruin our beautiful parks and public buildings?
  • Why should they allow their slaveys to own and use land?
  • One of the big reasons why many Americans don't like buses is that they are so rumbly. Why streetcars are better than buses
  • Perhaps these dark thoughts are why he can be restless at night. Times, Sunday Times
  • She can tell you why the zebrafish's genome is particularly useful for determining how human bodies work at the primary level. Times, Sunday Times
  • Why all this dither about what's modern and what's not?
  • I am not convinced and that is why I have asked for this topic to be discussed at the town council.
  • Why is a bus terminal called after the soft drink? Times, Sunday Times
  • But why would you want to leave all that fame, Mr. Presley?
  • Why be all miffy and hissy and in a bitch-slapping mood guys, about not being in the military when you can do the work you like in prisons and police forces? See, it's not all about the election today.
  • Why don't you fetch your new boyfriend round one evening? We'd like to meet him.
  • Why feel the blues when you can shake them off by singing the blues? Times, Sunday Times
  • Why is oil usually found in deserts and arctic areas? Wonk Room » Perplexed By Science: Joe Barton Wonders If Oil Reached The North Pole From A Secret Texas Pipeline
  • The second is the gender division of work, she says, looking at the larger issue of why first generation schoolgoers in particular require an extraordinary amount of care and attention.
  • Why don't you share the choccies and champers with Sandy and Jules, my reneging little Petal?
  • Thanks for your kind words about the articles, but why did you feel fear and trepidation?
  • Good luck to him: but there is no earthly reason why BBC radio should timidly do the same, and debauch one of our greatest programmes in the process.
  • It would certainly explain in part why the 31-year-old Watson took so long to win his first PGA Tour event, the 2010 Travelers Championship (he defeated his Ryder Cup captain, Corey Pavin, in a play-off). Bubba Watson and Dustin Johnson add power to USA's Ryder Cup bid
  • Why do you have to drag that up again?
  • Which of course explains why Bush is afraid to drive by motorcade through Washington DC but does it in Bagdad … oh wait … Think Progress » Rep. King: My Wife ‘Is At Far Greater Risk Being a Civilian In D.C. Than An Average Civilian In Iraq’
  • His offences came to light in January when the club's chairman telephoned him to ask why a £4,000 bill for printing the yearbook had not been paid.
  • As a person, though, she is very knowing, which is why she's trying to get through the whole thing with a minimum amount of fuss.
  • Our study showed that Kalarippayattu closely follows the tenets of plyometrics, which is why we decided to include it in the curriculum, "explained Singh. The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) - Frontpage
  • Why pay 5p for a plastic bag when you can jazz up a plain canvas tote? Times, Sunday Times
  • Why it gave me consternation I could not have told; I dare say my inveracities of the day before had failed to digest. The Flower of the Chapdelaines
  • Delvile, by which her own goodness proved the source of her defamation: and though something still hung upon her mind that destroyed that firm confidence she had hitherto felt in the friendship of Mr Monckton, she held it utterly unjust to condemn him without proof, which she was not more unable to procure, than to satisfy herself with any reason why so perfidiously he should calumniate her. Cecilia
  • And why do strikers invariably miss a "hatful" of chances? Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph
  • That's why he's egregiously unqualified for the job.
  • Why, I'm sure that Saint John the Do-As-I-Say-Not-As-I-Do Populist's votes had nothing to do with the corporate interests in North Carolina that he might find necessary to court later (or pay back for an earlier campaign donation). Tonight: The Jefferson-Jackson Dinner
  • Why, you try cutting them out, stop eating them, avoiding temptation.
  • At least Steven Pinker can tell us why we curse and why cursing is so goddamn hard to give up: All Be Galdangit
  • Why did the king need two sets of stables? The Times Literary Supplement
  • Many of the Bushisms strike me as unfair and inapt, which is why I comment onthem. The Volokh Conspiracy » Yesterday’s Bushism of the Day:
  • Why the company didn't drill and tap the new model for both standard receiver and tang sights, defeats me.
  • I would like to find a cave, and then curled to the inside to start peace of mind to sleep, why not aestivation ah, there should be hibernating, and estivation.
  • Now we want to know why the psychiatric services let her out on the streets. The Sun
  • I don't really understand why the judges felt like it needed to be laced with conceptuality," Mitchell, 32, said. Work of Art's Dusty on Why Jerry Was Wrong and Having His Own Short Shorts
  • Bibi's here to raise funds period and why Obama wasted time on him again send a strong signal that AIPAC still runs this issue. Emanuel: Settlement issue should not block Mideast peace
  • I have already mentioned why a white coat might have been a desirable characteristic.
  • If theyre taking money from ACORN, then why is Blackwater, and other thieving, lying companies funded by my tax dollars still receiving monies from the government. ACORN files lawsuit over loss of federal funding
  • Why do men listen with more strict attention to an inflammatory harangue, that may not be argumentative, than to a prosaical discourse, that is, to an anecdote than to a prayer, to an extravaganza than to a lecture, or derive more pleasure from pantomimic drollery than from Hamlet, or hearing an opera they do not understand than from reading an essay they do. A Controversy Between "Erskine" and "W. M." on the Practicability of Suppressing Gambling.
  • Why do all these anti-saturated fat people rail against palmitic acid and encourage people to overeat on carbs when those carbs are converted to palmitic acid? Rapid health improvements with a Paleolithic diet | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.
  • The value of all this free promotion is incalculable, which is no doubt why so many Republicans are using politics as merely a way to cash in big time as nothing more than entertainers. Chris Weigant: Friday Talking Points -- Weiner Roast
  • Why give this special privilege to the king? Times, Sunday Times
  • "Why?" he asks, shaking his head and smiling incredulously.
  • My family has not forgiven me yet, but perhaps if I make these, that will smooth things over! why so much baking soda? browning effect? because there's not that much molasses (acid). and it's only 4 cups flour. somebody enlighten me! oh and for your molasses question - depends if you want the stronger molasses flavor. robust is probably what is more commonly referred to as blackstrap molasses. the light stuff I think tastes too light for something like a ginger cookie, I think. and given there's only 1/2C of molasses in this recipe to go along with 2 C of regular sugar, I'd def say go for the robust. Jeremy Zawodny's linkblog
  • We talk about why the new generation slipstream is not the fusion of literary fiction and SF/F. Fri 1200 Remembering Robert Anton WILSON Archive 2007-08-01
  • Why do people get so excited about deals? Times, Sunday Times
  • Why do you have to go to law school and live with your girlfriend and leave me behind to languish and molder in this cursed workplace?
  • Chandler : Why? This was supposed to be a temp job!
  • Consider why the patient has consulted; many are worried about heart disease or cancer.
  • Q WHY are the new leaves on my laurel curly and white? The Sun
  • This continued until war broke out and when war broke out, General Hertzog, again with his strong feeling of South Africanism, said, "While we do not wish to be disassociated from the British Empire, while we are willing to remain with the British Empire on the same footing as heretofore, we do not see why we should declare war now, why we should not maintain neutrality and the status quo, even though Great Britain go into war. Racial Relations in the Union of South Africa
  • This certitude explains to this bigot why he has such a self-satisfied smirk in his photo.
  • Which is why, no doubt, the most readable biographies have invariably been works of great scholarship as well.
  • Why I come to you at this tyme, is to desire your honour unfainedly to delcare vnto me, whether anye daunger is ment towards my maistres this night or no that I and my poore fellowes maye take such part as shal please god to appoint. From Heads of Household to Heads of State: The Preaccession Households of Mary and Elizabeth Tudor, 1516-1558
  • Why cling to the rebel cross?
  • Why I must be a tiny part of others' life though I am such a nice person?
  • I couldn't swear to it, what with scissors snipping and buzzers buzzing, but I think the young lad was asking his dad why you still needed a haircut when you were going bald.
  • I didn't want to talk to Rachel about why I was stopping her and I didn't want her to continue.
  • If you are intelligent and disciplined enough to read dense books, then why do you lack faith in your own abilities to show discipline with a television set?
  • On Sundaye mornynges itt is a fayre sighte to see her going to and fro churche in a _chapeau de Paris de la dernyère agonie_, bearyng a _parasolett a la ripp snap mettez-la encore debout_ style; and whych shee sayes is like a _homme blasé_, because it is Used Upp. Sundaie afternoon yee may find her in ye The Continental Monthly, Vol 2, No 6, December 1862 Devoted to Literature and National Policy
  • There is no compelling reason why a Bill should lapse at the end of a parliamentary session.
  • The employee needs to probe deeply and almost overcommunicate why they wanted to leave and see if it will change in the future," says Peter Vergano, senior manager of human-resources strategic staffing for Samsung Electronics Americas. When to Take a Counteroffer From Your Employer
  • Every time I have a Beaujolais like this, I wonder why no one in New York is doing anything interesting with the gamay grape. What We Drank
  • Why do you attack biological evolution when what you are against is atheism? Christianity Today
  • If so, why are brilliant politicians smiling at human-animalization process? Debilitated People, Powerful Rulers:Searching Roots of Global Politics
  • But there is, in this review, talk about the actors, about the sense of wonder, and fer pete's sake, man, the * entire review* is about how and why I was able to suspend my disbelief. FlickFilosopher.com
  • Vermont, far removed from all beasts of prey -- why is it that upon the sunniest day, if you but shake a fresh buffalo robe behind him, so that he cannot even see it, but only smells its wild animal muskiness -- why will he start, snort, and with bursting eyes paw the ground in phrensies of affright? Moby Dick, or, the whale
  • Mar 27, 2007 7: 45: 00 AM broc thinks .. dude why is it that we still have to comment your blog using blogger? Eureka: Futuristic Eyewear Displays
  • I don't understand why a ballet company can't perform fresh new material instead of just bringing out the same old warhorses year after year.
  • You could wait until you've got only a thimbleful of gas in there, but why not fill up now and forget about it for the next 60,000 miles?
  • Email and Net abuse at work have become the number one reason why UK employees face the sack, according to a survey out today.
  • Why starve herself to look thin in pictures that she does not appear to enjoy having taken? Times, Sunday Times
  • Churinga, over a foot in length, they tell us, are not usually perforated; many churinga are not perforated, many are: _but the Arunta do not know why some are perforated_. The Clyde Mystery a Study in Forgeries and Folklore
  • Why do TV channels insist on added canned laughter and applause on quiz shows? The Sun
  • Why does it surprise anyone that a company involved in a cruel business would act in a cruel, cold-hearted manner?
  • The absence of a clear understanding about those root causes largely explains why several would-be peace agreements ended up dishonoured or discarded.
  • Why don't you ask me to stand up with you?
  • Why does the jockey get the praise? The Sun
  • Why do people spill their life stories over the internet? The Sun
  • But why is conscious experience emphatically positive?
  • Cocaine is one of the main addiction drugs in the world. Scientists are always trying to discover why the addiction happens and find the methods to cure the cocaine addiction.
  • In retrospect, it's easy to see why we were wrong.
  • But there is another reason why a war between the two countries is so much to be deprecated, which is, that is must ever be a cruel and an irritating war. Diary in America, Series One
  • It is a lovely night, and why should we not prolong our ride a little?
  • So why has Polly come up with what is, even by her notoriously moronic standards, an outstandingly hopeless argument?
  • But why is this winter so stormy? Times, Sunday Times
  • What we have seen in various states is little more than the confirmation of old maxims about how and why governments grow and what, if anything, can be done to arrest that growth.
  • Croi from time immemorial had been renowned for its devout and strict observance of papistic rites and ceremonies; the Counts of Nassau had gone over to the new sect -- sufficient reasons why Philip of Croi, Duke of Arschot, should prefer a party which placed him the most decidedly in opposition to the Prince of Orange. History of the Revolt of the Netherlands — Volume 02
  • We get a steady trickle of critical letters whose general gist is'Why did you write that, when you could have written this? Times, Sunday Times
  • The state of the health services and the plight of many of our old people are just two reasons why we cannot afford to squander money on another stadium.
  • Why do you keep battling to win his love and affection? The Sun
  • This I have done and I have told him that I can see no reason why I should not continue to try the case.
  • So why all the doom and gloom? The Sun
  • That de Rugy has testified before Congress on the basis of her evidence, and never paused to consider why the top five congressional districts on her list overlap with Sacramento, Albany, Austin, Tallahassee and Harrisburg, is mind-boggling. The Volokh Conspiracy » Is Stimulus Funding Political?
  • That is why investors keep a close eye on Hong Kong airfreight volumes, which serve as a barometer of global trade activity and growth prospects. FedEx's Prospects May Take Cue From Hong Kong
  • But marketing alone cannot explain why "onanism" and related terms began to show up in the great eighteenth-century encyclopedias or why one of the most influential physicians in France, the celebrated Samuel Auguste David Tissot, took up the idea of masturbation as a dangerous illness or why Tissot's 1760 work, L'Onanisme, became an instant European literary sensation. Me, Myself, and I
  • Why the thell is their an interfaith sefer, that is just gay. anyways, just my opinion. notice how i’m not saying anyone deserves to die. Yet another interfaith Seder… | Jewschool
  • I must have cut a wretched figure, filthy and sunburnt, to the brother who heard my explanations about who I was and why I was here.
  • From the Rushmorean cover portrait of Bush (which over the headline 'An American Revolutionary' was such a brazen and transparent effort to recall George Washington that it was embarrassing) to the 'Why We Fight' black-and-white portraiture of the aggrieved president sitting somberly at the bedside of the war-wounded, this issue is positively hysterical in its iconolatry. "What kind of a maniac puts eagles in a Christmas tree?": James Wolcott
  • Why do Americans think that the English accents are either really posh or cockney?
  • Why would someone who is caught up in prestige want to work at a University where connections count for more than accomplishment or ability?
  • Why, I wonder, don't these novels ever depict a brave new world that's learned its lesson, one that's loving and gentle instead of harsh and brutal?
  • They document why large anthelminthic mass treatments may be worth being assessed as malaria control policies. Elites TV
  • What science has yet to uncover is why it happens so often around me. I’m not sure whether to be insulted or amused. I’ll go with both. « A Bird’s Nest
  • If relativity is all that incomprehensible why wasn't the matter dropped?
  • They surely know they are going to be targets for abuse, so why do they do it?
  • Now that marriage no longer means much, why not let couples or triples or quadruples of whatever variety get married?
  • So, as John suggests, why won't they simply put the matter to rest by confirming or denying the facts as set out in the memos?
  • This could explain why chronic alcoholics often need an early morning drink just to get going.
  • Otherwise, why else would the Deity feel the need to impose laws that repress human nature?
  • There were some stunningly ignorant comments on the wero, asking why important visitors to New Zealand were greeted by "a Maori New Zealander jumping around half naked".
  • Never a negative acknowledge why it is impossible.
  • Every few years Oscar sees fit to reward genuine artistry, thereby reminding us why we watch the show in the first place.
  • It's why Bryant walks out for pregame introductions with his teammates as if he's sucking on a sourball. msnbc.com: Top msnbc.com headlines
  • I don't honestly know why he agreed to do the film, except that all he wanted was a fifteen-minute death scene.
  • Frankly I don't understand why most companies don't follow the same policy as franked income in the hands of shareholders is worth a lot more to them than huge piles of franking credits mouldering away in the company's balance sheet.
  • Why not leave churches open at night so homeless people have somewhere to shelter from the cold and rain? The Sun
  • Why don't they punish those meanies for being so mean?
  • For a man so vain about his face, why is he content to flaunt his wrinkly torso and pot belly? The Sun
  • That is why I think it hasn't got favourable reviews here, because something gets lost in the translation.
  • No one knows why a foetus is not automatically rejected by the mother's immune system.
  • Why is the Government allowing this to happen? The Sun
  • Perhaps that is why so many athletes major in kinesiology, which is the science of the body and body language. The Strange Death of Liberal America
  • When asked why the government did not rebut them as it did when anti-government stories appeared, he just shrugged his shoulders.
  • Why does he think her shabby treatment of you is acceptable?
  • Before you turn the page, wondering why I've chosen such a dreadful piece of sugary sentimentalism for this week's painting, give Greuze's grieving girl a second glance.
  • There was an old lady who swallowed a crab. why did she grad that crawling crab?
  • Why did the defence barrister do it that way? Times, Sunday Times
  • That was why he was shown a yellow card in the second half. Times, Sunday Times
  • People have asked me why I do not include other important variables such as the budget deficit. Times, Sunday Times
  • So why the bad press for witches? Times, Sunday Times
  • Many avid viewers of "quarterlife" probably recognize themselves somehow in the show, but they may not necessarily know why. Jeremy Axelrod: "quarterlife": Gen-Y Bloggers Shake The Cradle
  • Why do you love that precious hour weeding and planting pots? Times, Sunday Times
  • Why are some small/medium-sized companies in such a hurry to act like big stupid companies?
  • Fortunately, skin regenerates constantly, which is the reason why the strategy of eliminating some cells is a good one.
  • Baker suggests three possible reasons why human sinus bones should be naturally magnetic.
  • Is that why she was so skittish and nervous around me?
  • The worthies on the committee also attempted to explain why those mistakes - in surveillance, in intelligence-gathering, analysis and co-ordination - were made.
  • There is no reason why a gifted aircraft designer should also be a capable pilot. In the same way, a brilliant pilot can be a menace behind the wheel of a car.
  • Often investigating history will allow us to understand why some puzzling synchronic details are the way they are.
  • Many companies are worried by the worker-participation clauses: if they are really so flexible, why bother with them at all?
  • Still and all, when I say there is something "insidious" about the taste of Dutch Coca-Cola she hs to ask what insidious means -- she knows what it means, but she just has to check, because she doesn't understand why I would choose such a word -- I revised to "malevolent" -- to describe such a benign thing. evolver Diary Entry
  • Just why the politician who destroyed his premiership crusading against dictators wilfully became a servant to them remains unanswered. Times, Sunday Times
  • Why would we want to proceed with a course of action that is unjust, unwise and completely unnecessary?
  • The AP stylebook has been doing this for decades which is why I sometimes refer to the ap, but I like the respect shown to the particular president marked by the capital P. No Uncertain Terms
  • Why don't my dahlias produce any flowers? The Sun
  • Many secret orders sprang up, and when outsiders made interrogations of supposed members, they were answered with a statement that the person knew nothing, which is why members were called Know-Nothings.
  • All sorts of treasures have been found in the pile of waste, which is why the council receives income from the salvage contractor to help provide funding for a recycling advisor at the site.
  • Why is Hillary Clinton having the Russian FM press a red button that says 'overcharge'? Limbaugh deserves the bum's rush from conservatives
  • “Prospered, quotha!” said the mercer; “why, you remember Cumnor Place, the old mansion-house beside the churchyard?” Kenilworth
  • Perhaps he wanted a serious chat to find out why her eighth album is taking so long to hit stores. The Sun
  • Why, amidst all the proposals, have we never reached a situation where schoolgoing children, at least, can attend the doctor and receive medication free of charge?
  • Why do they think they deserve the title mistress? Staar: Whose Transgressions Are Worse, Tiger's or the Women?
  • She was being quite deliberate with her movements, and I wanted to know why.
  • Alcohol is water soluble, hence the reason why you go to the toilet so many times when you're out on the tiles.
  • Why, the tesseract, of course. Times, Sunday Times
  • Polls and surveys - why stuffless persons want to shine in yahoo? en Español Yahoo! Answers: Latest Questions
  • This is why a unionized workforce is a good thing: Disney World's costumed characters have won the right to wear their own underwear to work, after years of getting crabs and scabies from the Disney-provided articles. Boing Boing: June 10, 2001 - June 16, 2001 Archives
  • This explains why he would hunt a nest of vampires alone.
  • I can't think why they cheated in the examination.
  • Not surprisingly, the twistiness of the daffodil was much higher (fourteen times higher, in fact) than its bendiness, explaining why these plants are far more likely to turn in the wind than to bend over.
  • Why make a mockery of a real problem by inviting its perpetuators to condemn it?
  • But I see a man wearing the same short pants and T-shirt for almost thirty days and I wonder that, why not change?
  • If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes? Christianity Today
  • So why the price rises? Times, Sunday Times
  • Many people are now asking why he would do such a thing, blaming his famous ego for getting the better of him, as it has before.
  • Why was there a delay in warning the public?
  • Why use weak arguments when strong ones will do? Times, Sunday Times
  • Why you should skip it: When you know you can have only one plateful, chances are you will pile it sky-high.
  • But since he or his representative maintained for years that his proabortion rights stance is consistent with being a Catholic in good standing, with receiving Holy Communion, leading family prayers, and being visited by priest friends, I can't for the life of me figure out why I should see his doing such things on his deathbed as "signs of repentance" for the manifest grave sin of his proabortion rights stance. Sen. Ted Kennedy's right to a Catholic funeral
  • What's important is to discover why doctors find themselves in this situation and really look at the conversations doctors have with their patients. Times, Sunday Times
  • Why do goats sing and what can a bee, a mouse, and an unknown furry creature have in common?
  • I can't explain why this happened, but it's a huge opportunity for anyone in the 'silver' bracket who's fed up and wants to create a blog or newspaper column so everyone else will know about it but don't use "Fed Up" as your title unless you want a complete set of Rick Perry's teeth marks in your rear end. Jeffrey Shaffer: Cranky Is Forever

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