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whereat

[hwair-at, wair-] /ʰwɛərˈæt, wɛər-/
conjunction
1.
Literary.
  1. at which:
    a reception whereat many were present.
  2. to which; whereupon:
    a remark whereat she quickly angered.
adverb
2.
Archaic. in reference to which.
Origin of whereat
1200-1250
Middle English word dating back to 1200-50; See origin at where, at1
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  • whereat I was so greatly grieved, that I could answer never a word.

  • whereat they jeered at him for wanting to be close to Evadna.

    Good Indian B. M. Bower
  • whereat they said how droll, how cheerful, what a flow of spirits!

  • whereat she took my fingers and drew them to her lips--twice.

    The Cavalier George Washington Cable
  • whereat Hugh cheered and laughed, and ran off like a greyhound.

    Barnaby Rudge Charles Dickens
  • Even Cynthia smiled, whereat the Tavern Knight was driven to ponder.

    The Tavern Knight Rafael Sabatini
  • whereat Socrates: When will you have done with your gibes, Callias?

    The Symposium Xenophon
  • And so she consented, whereat again he bowed, this time in gratitude.

    Love-at-Arms Raphael Sabatini
  • whereat David waved his hands in a sort of contemptuous wonder.

    Two Penniless Princesses Charlotte M. Yonge
  • whereat she waddled to the table to wait for the hot cakes to arrive.

    The Gorgeous Girl

    Nalbro Bartley
British Dictionary definitions for whereat

whereat

/wɛərˈæt/
adverb
1.
at or to which place
sentence connector
2.
upon which occasion
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