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[heer-in] /hɪərˈɪn/
in or into this place.
in this fact, circumstance, etc.; in view of this.
Origin of herein
before 1000; Middle English; Old English hērinne. See here, in Unabridged
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  • He had not been outspoken, it is true, and herein lay one of the dangers.

    Ester Ried Yet Speaking Isabella Alden
  • But the time for his next move was not yet; and herein was the real man.

    The Law-Breakers Ridgwell Cullum
  • herein he produces one of the “three agreements that ought to be in a song,” viz.

    Y Gododin Aneurin
  • Ere I could pursue the question some one knocked at the door, and in answer to our herein!

    The First Violin Jessie Fothergill
  • herein is seen the true cleverness of a man, and also his nothingness and want of manhood.

    Theaetetus Plato
  • herein, perhaps, lay the key to the greater problem they sought to solve.

    The Night Riders Ridgwell Cullum
British Dictionary definitions for herein


(formal) in or into this place, thing, document, etc
(rare) in this respect, circumstance, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for herein

late Old English herinne; see here + in.

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