Literary. with which; by means of which.
because of which; by reason of which.
whereupon; at which.
Archaic. that by which; that with which.
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How to use wherewith in a sentence
Five hundred of our fighting men are running to and fro between cliffs and sea carrying stones wherewith to improve our pier.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
Approaching a native hut to ask for a piece of charcoal wherewith to light a cigar, he happened to look inside.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
Our gunners had put more than they could afford into the bombardment and had very little wherewith to pave the way.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
Behold, when the wall is fallen: shall it not be said to you: Where is the daubing wherewith you have daubed it?The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
He had no good sword wherewith to defend himself were he attacked, no good, solid ground on which to take his stand.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for wherewith
(often foll by an infinitive) with or by which: the pen wherewith I am wont to write
something with which: I have not wherewith to buy my bread
with or after that; whereupon
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