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.
The romance drama delves into the whys and wherefores of a May-December love affair.
The book has no introduction explaining the whys and wherefores of recycling and climate change, but leaps straight into practical tasks, with just a brief explanation at the start of each section as to why these are necessary and how they might help save the planet.
"The President is concerned, that's why he is waiting for the result of the investigation the whys and wherefores of the accident," he added.
"The President is concerned that's why he's waiting for the result of the investigating, the whys and the wherefores of the accident," he continued.
While the Foreign Office did not elaborate on the whys and the wherefores of the pullout decision, the last month's diplomatic spat between the governments in Pakistan and Afghanistan - sparked off by Prime Minister Imran Khan urging President Ashraf Ghani to install an interim set-up in the country and conduct impartial elections, in line with one of the demands from the Taliban - is understood to have played its part.
Young was not keen to get into the whys and wherefores but has seen enough of Shaw to back him to reach the very top of the game.
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.
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