[hwair-with, -with , wair-]
- Literary. with which; by means of which.
- with what?
- because of which; by reason of which.
- whereupon; at which.
- Archaic. that by which; that with which.
- Rare. wherewithal.
Origin of wherewith
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Examples from the Web for wherewith
Wherewith he wished them both joy, and gave Barnaby his hand.Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates
But wherewith can they be replaced when one is at the age of Maksim Maksimych?A Hero of Our Time
M. Y. Lermontov
Wherewith he goes off, taking the picture with him in his carriage.His Masterpiece
No; to the babe is given the desire because the mother has wherewith to satisfy.The Golden Fountain
It is a great Thing that we praise, but that wherewith we praise is weak as yet.On Prayer and The Contemplative Life
St. Thomas Aquinas
- (often foll by an infinitive) with or by whichthe pen wherewith I am wont to write
- something with whichI have not wherewith to buy my bread
- with what?
- with or after that; whereupon
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