[ wenz, hwenz ]
/ wɛnz, ʰwɛnz /
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contraction of when is:When's the show over?
contraction of when does:When's the next train leave?
contraction of when has:When's he ever been an authority?
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How to use when's in a sentence
My life has been based on 'whens;' and first they have turned to 'ifs,' and then they have vanished away.Wives and Daughters|Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
After a moment he asked: Whens that furniture of yours coming?Full-Back Foster|Ralph Henry Barbour
Fro whens cometh thyn inyquyte, but of a fals wylle, plunged in thabysme of avaryce.Historical Parallels, vol 2 of 3)|Arthur Thomas Malkin
If ye lay me 'longside that girl wi' the gooc—goeeldy hair, I'll stan' someat stiff at the 'Kite's Nest' whens we get hic—'ome.Gwen Wynn|Mayne Reid
Of which men schulden gladly herken and enquere with al here herte, to wyte, what is penitence, and whens is cleped penitence?The English Novel|Sidney Lanier