- by what or by which; under the terms of which.
- Obsolete. by what? how?
Origin of whereby
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Examples from the Web for whereby
In what kind of society do we live, whereby these weapons are needed to defend and protect?Pediatricians Take on the NRA Over Gun Safety
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With If This Then That, you can make a “recipe” whereby a certain trigger results in a different action.3 Ways to Track Your Food and Feel Healthy
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He hoped the Americans could broker a deal with the British whereby Iran would get at least a reasonable share of its own wealth.The Little Girl Who Welcomed Mossadegh to New York
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A solo vocation beckons, whereby you desire to make an enduring mark.The Stars Predict Your Week
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Is the default system, whereby passengers are always patted down by a TSA agent of the same sex, the appropriate one?Who Pats Down Your Privates?
November 19, 2010
Please, then, to try a fall with me, whereby you will do yourself good as well as me.Theaetetus
Whereby he expected at any rate to minimise the transgression of orders.
Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises.The Faithful Promiser
John Ross Macduff
Whereby he was alluding to the promise which he had made to his daughter.Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite
Whereby he incurred the just wrath of the hard-worked nurse.The Rough Road
William John Locke
- by or because of whichthe means whereby he took his life
- archaic how? by what means?whereby does he recognize me?
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Word Origin and History for whereby
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