wherefores

Translations

wherefores

hwɛərfɔːrz] npl
the whys and wherefores of sth → les tenants et aboutissants de qch
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Somebody else may cipher out the whys and the wherefores and the consistencies of it--I haven't got time.
Rachel was sitting at her window, keeping a sharp eye on everything that passed, from brooks and children up, and that if she noticed anything odd or out of place she would never rest until she had ferreted out the whys and wherefores thereof.
I can no more tell you the whys and wherefores of myself than I can lift myself up by the waistband and carry myself into the next county, as some one challenged a speculator in perpetual motion to do.
Whilst many members were familiar with such techniques, even they and the novices amongst his audience were admirably enlightened as to the whys and wherefores when using today's technology, with Malcolm projecting 'before and after'examples of his work.
There is a rap- id internet growth and heavy usage of social media platforms which are possibly the whys and wherefores of this progress," said Ahmed Kaboh, As- sociate Account Director for North Africa.
He spoke of codicils and trusts, wherefores, and bequests, Something about due diligence, and residue of assets.
Finally, for a bit of fun, while were all arguing about the whys and wherefores of 'Geordie', here are 10 words commonly used in our region at one time or another.
Having to explain the whys and wherefores of terrible things to an inquisitive, knowledge-hungry and probably scared and worried little person is not something that's ever got me thinking before.
Whatever the whys and wherefores, the Rhinos are in serious trouble and for the first time in three years, bookmakers rate them underdogs for a home game.
The general principle would be that signatures were collected from the public on issues that concern them, which could then be used to press state institutions on the whys and wherefores.
Nobody knows the whys or wherefores of people who get into debt for Xmas and I'm sure they don't need your "sympathy".