while on the contrary: One arrived promptly, whereas the others hung back.
it being the case that, or considering that (used especially in formal preambles).
a qualifying or introductory statement, especially one having “whereas” as the first word: to read the whereases in the will.
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How to use whereas in a sentence
“Personal hotspots can get speeds of up to 60 Mb/s down, whereas hotel Wi-Fi can be as slow as 1.5 Mb/s,” Sesar said.How ‘Ethical’ Hotel Chain Marriott Gouges Guests in the Name of Wi-Fi Security | Kyle Chayka | December 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But whereas we used to be satisfied gazing on that perfection as it stood up on a pedestal, now we want it down among us.Bow Down, Bitches: How Beyoncé Turned an Elevator Brawl Into a Perfect Year | Kevin Fallon | December 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
whereas other brands purchase their barrels from big producers more or less off the rack, The Macallan starts in the forest.
Oh, and that his profile on Twitter and his name elsewhere say “Ian Miles Cheong” whereas mine says “Arthur Chu.”Rage Against GamerGate’s Hate Machine: What I Got For Speaking Up | Arthur Chu | November 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Japanese distillers often use a combination of different types of stills and different casks, whereas the Scots cannot.Watch Out, Scotland! Japanese Whisky Is on the Rise | Kayleigh Kulp | November 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
whereas Lessard had acted the martinet with MacRae, he took another tack and became the very essence of affability toward me.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
Such an act would be of a piece with Nigel's character, whereas a liaison—and yet Nigel was no saint.Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
One black key is made to serve, for instance, for D sharp and for E flat, whereas the two notes are in reality not identical.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building | George Laing Miller
It 67 was that the piece which reads smoothly seldom acts well; whereas a play that gets over the footlights usually reads poorly.The Girls of Central High on the Stage | Gertrude W. Morrison
Moreover, Rita liked him, whereas she had never sincerely liked and trusted Sir Lucien.Dope | Sax Rohmer
British Dictionary definitions for whereas
(coordinating) but on the other hand: I like to go swimming whereas Sheila likes to sail
(in formal documents to begin sentences) it being the case that; since
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