whereas


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where·as

 (wâr-ăz′, hwâr-)
conj.
1. It being the fact that; inasmuch as.
2. While at the same time.
3. While on the contrary.
n.
1. An introductory statement to a formal document; a preamble.
2. A conditional statement.

whereas

(wɛərˈæz)
conj
(coordinating) but on the other hand: I like to go swimming whereas Sheila likes to sail.
sentence connector
(in formal documents to begin sentences) it being the case that; since

where•as

(ʰwɛərˈæz, wɛər-)

conj., n., pl. where•as•es. conj.
1. while on the contrary: One came forward immediately, whereas the others hung back.
2. it being the case that, or considering that (used esp. in formal preambles).
n.
3. a qualifying or introductory statement, esp. one having “whereas” as the first word.
[1300–50]
Translations
بينَما، في حين أنَّ
hvorimod
jóllehetpedig
en ... hins vegar, en ... aftur á móti
medtem ko

whereas

[wɛərˈæz] CONJ (= on the other hand) → mientras (Jur) → considerando que

whereas

[hwɛərˈæz] conjtandis que
She shows her feelings, whereas I don't → Elle montre ses sentiments ce qui n'est pas mon cas., Elle montre ses sentiments tandis que moi, non.

whereas

conj
(= whilst)während; (= while on the other hand)wohingegen
(esp Jur: = considering that) → da, in Anbetracht der Tatsache, dass …

whereas

[wɛərˈæz] conj (while on the other hand) → mentre (Law) → considerato che

where

(weə) adverb
(to or in) which place (?). Where are you going (to)?; Do you know where we are?; Where does he get his ideas from?; We asked where to find a good restaurant.
relative pronoun
((to or in) the place) to or in which. It's nice going on holiday to a place where you've been before; This is the town where I was born; It's still where it was; I can't see him from where I am.
ˌwhereaˈbouts adverb
near or in what place(?). Whereabouts is it?; I don't know whereabouts it is.
ˈwhereabouts noun singular or plural
the place where a person or thing is. I don't know his whereabouts.
whereˈas conjunction
when in fact; but on the other hand. He thought I was lying, whereas I was telling the truth.
whereˈby relative pronoun
by which.
ˌwhereuˈpon conjunction
at or after which time, event etc. He insulted her, whereupon she slapped him.
wherˈever relative pronoun
1. no matter where. I'll follow you wherever you may go; Wherever he is he will be thinking of you.
2. (to or in) any place that. Go wherever he tells you to go.
adverb
(also where ever) used in questions or exclamations to express surprise etc. Wherever did she get that hat?
References in classic literature ?
Everything is favorable; they have the wind, which will bring down their noises and their smoke, too, no little matter in itself; whereas, with us it will be first a shot, and then a clear view.
People in difficulty and distress, or in any manner at odds with the world, can endure a vast amount of harsh treatment, and perhaps be only the stronger for it; whereas they give way at once before the simplest expression of what they perceive to be genuine sympathy.
And, as he drew towards the close, a spirit as of prophecy had come upon him, constraining him to its purpose as mightily as the old prophets of Israel were constrained, only with this difference, that, whereas the Jewish seers had denounced judgments and ruin on their country, it was his mission to foretell a high and glorious destiny for the newly gathered people of the Lord.
Again, I always go to sea as a sailor, because they make a point of paying me for my trouble, whereas they never pay passengers a single penny that I ever heard of.
True, other fish are found exceedingly brisk in those Hyperborean waters; but these, be it observed, are your cold-blooded, lungless fish, whose very bellies are refrigerators; creatures, that warm themselves under the lee of an iceberg, as a traveller in winter would bask before an inn fire; whereas, like man, the whale has lungs and warm blood.
If they paid rent, of course, they might pay forever, and be no better off; whereas, if they could only meet the extra expense in the beginning, there would at last come a time when they would not have any rent to pay for the rest of their lives.
He thought of how he should make out his gang; he thought of the respective market value of certain supposititious men and women and children who were to compose it, and other kindred topics of the business; then he thought of himself, and how humane he was, that whereas other men chained their "niggers" hand and foot both, he only put fetters on the feet, and left Tom the use of his hands, as long as he behaved well; and he sighed to think how ungrateful human nature was, so that there was even room to doubt whether Tom appreciated his mercies.
The grandest field that ever was; and all my own; not a competitor; not a man who wasn't a baby to me in acquirements and capacities; whereas, what would I amount to in the twentieth century?
According to Jim Baker, some animals have only a limited education, and some use only simple words, and scarcely ever a comparison or a flowery figure; whereas, certain other animals have a large vocabulary, a fine command of language and a ready and fluent delivery; consequently these latter talk a great deal; they like it; they are so conscious of their talent, and they enjoy "showing off.
Your newspapers call you a brave people so much that you think you are braver than any other people -- whereas you're just AS brave, and no braver.
Over in the vacant lots was Jasper, young, coal black, and of magnificent build, sitting on a wheelbarrow in the pelting sun--at work, supposably, whereas he was in fact only preparing for it by taking an hour's rest before beginning.
For just when one needs them most of all they seem suddenly to have grown dull and unsympathetic, not a word of comfort, not a charm anywhere in them to make us forget the slow-moving hours; whereas, when Margaret was here--but it is of no use to say any more