whereof


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where·of

 (wâr-ŏv′, -ŭv′, hwâr-)
conj.
1. Of what: I know whereof I speak.
2.
a. Of which: ancient pottery whereof many examples are lost.
b. Of whom.
adv. Archaic
Of what.

whereof

(wɛərˈɒv)
adv
of what or which person or thing?
pron
of which (person or thing): the man whereof I speak is no longer alive.

where•of

(ʰwɛərˈʌv, -ˈɒv, wɛər-)

adv., conj.
of what, which, or whom.
Translations

whereof

[wɛərˈɒv] ADV (frm or liter) → de que

whereof

adv (obs) (= about which)worüber; (= out of which)woraus; (Jur) → dessen; in witness whereofzu Urkund or Zeugnis dessen … (old)
References in classic literature ?
You must except, nevertheless, Marcus Antonius, the half partner of the empire of Rome, and Appius Claudius, the decemvir and lawgiver; whereof the former was indeed a voluptuous man, and inordinate; but the latter was an austere and wise man: and therefore it seems (though rarely) that love can find entrance, not only into an open heart, but also into a heart well fortified, if watch be not well kept.
But the creatures ran off a second time, before I could seize them; whereupon there was a great shout in a very shrill accent, and after it ceased I heard one of them cry aloud TOLGO PHONAC; when in an instant I felt above a hundred arrows discharged on my left hand, which, pricked me like so many needles; and besides, they shot another flight into the air, as we do bombs in Europe, whereof many, I suppose, fell on my body,
When the people observed I was quiet, they discharged no more arrows; but, by the noise I heard, I knew their numbers increased; and about four yards from me, over against my right ear, I heard a knocking for above an hour, like that of people at work; when turning my head that way, as well as the pegs and strings would permit me, I saw a stage erected about a foot and a half from the ground, capable of holding four of the inhabitants, with two or three ladders to mount it: from whence one of them, who seemed to be a person of quality, made me a long speech, whereof I understood not one syllable.
He appeared to be of a middle age, and taller than any of the other three who attended him, whereof one was a page that held up his train, and seemed to be somewhat longer than my middle finger; the other two stood one on each side to support him.
He often builds his largest men of war, whereof some are nine feet long, in the woods where the timber grows, and has them carried on these engines three or four hundred yards to the sea.
In Witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names at Cape Cod the eleventh of November, in the Raigne of our Sovereigne Lord, King James of England, France, and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scotland, the fiftie-fourth, Anno.
BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the thirteenth day of June, in the forty-seventh year of the Independence of the United States of America, Charles Wiley, of the said District, hath deposited in this office the title of a Book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words and figures following, to wit:
Regarding the Sperm whale's head as a solid oblong, you may, on an inclined plane, sideways divide it into two quoins, whereof the lower is the bony structure, forming the cranium and jaws, and the upper an unctuous mass wholly free from bones; its broad forward end forming the expanded vertical apparent forehead of the whale.
8 million of foreign currency on the interbank FX market, whereof USD 169.
In the second letter, penned in 1796, he wrote: "He had certainly many shining qualities, blended with foibles of various kinds, the most irreconcilable whereof were his political principles, which somehow unluckily was rooted, and proves now a drawback to the humane feelings of many, but such a Genious [sic] as he possessed behoved to have eccentricities of some kind or other.
of section 239 whereof empower the Election Commission of Pakistan to make Rules for carrying out the purposes of the Act.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal as Clerk of the Court on this 11th day of September, 2017.