for some/whatever reason


used to say it isn't known why someone does something
He is always late, for some/whatever reason.

Examples of for some/whatever reason in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That typically causes an increase in clouds and rain, but, for some reason, hasn't actually done that as much this time around, meteorologists say. Eric Henderson, CBS News, 6 Apr. 2024 This culture just doesn’t exist for other kitchen appliances like a microwave or a toaster oven, but for some reason, the air fryer has grabbed ahold of the American psyche. Maxwell Zeff / Gizmodo, Quartz, 1 Apr. 2024 Inoculation should be easily available to those who show up at health facilities for whatever reason — testing, routine care, emergencies — and would be open to being vaccinated then. Saad B. Omer, The Mercury News, 27 Mar. 2024 Investors sometimes assign lofty valuations to small, loss-making companies in anticipation of rapid growth — or a belief that other investors will continue to bid up a company’s shares, for whatever reason — but typically not on this scale. Joe Rennison, New York Times, 26 Mar. 2024 Mayor Quinton Lucas and some others were not comfortable that day with the process, if for some reason the TIF plan does not go through. Mike Hendricks, Kansas City Star, 22 Mar. 2024 But one target for funding cuts are vacant positions that departments have the funding for but, for whatever reason, haven’t filled. Maya Miller, Sacramento Bee, 26 Mar. 2024 Swallows and swifts became more active, whereas ants slowed their pace or momentarily stopped; frogs croaked up a chorus while certain flowers closed their petals; dogs and cats, for whatever reason, seemed pretty unphased. Cody Cottier, Discover Magazine, 19 Mar. 2024 His girlfriend, for whatever reason, was not pictured with him, however. Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 15 Mar. 2024

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“For some/whatever reason.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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