there·in | \t͟her-ˈin \

Definition of therein 

1 : in or into that place, time, or thing

2 : in that particular or respect therein lies the problem

Examples of therein in a Sentence

The insurance covers the apartment and all the property therein. His name was mentioned in the article, although he was incorrectly described therein as a medical doctor.

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What’s represented in the red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet colors therein? Carolyne Zinko,, "Style Radar: Express yourself with these Pride picks," 22 June 2018 Once the detached tags were recovered, the data therein were correlated with the biologists’ records of events. The Economist, "When faced with a killer whale should you fight or flee?," 14 June 2018 Many more girls looking at the names on their schools, or the portraits on the walls, should be better able to see themselves, and their possible futures, therein. Yvonne Abraham,, "Not enough Boston schools are named for women. Here are some suggestions," 13 June 2018 Some of the irregular beats owe to interactions with satellite galaxies and stellar collisions therein. John Wenz, Popular Mechanics, "Meet the Astronomer Who Listens to the Music of the Cosmos," 12 May 2015 Yet such violence comes at a huge cost, and therein lies the dilemma. Larry Stone, The Seattle Times, "Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor’s departure elicits feelings of admiration, guilt," 3 July 2018 Rather, LeDuff skips wide across America, and therein lies the book's bounty and its burden. Sam Quinones,, "A gonzo tour of what ails America," 29 June 2018 And therein lies one of the hunter’s greatest lines of defense. Bruce Barcott, New York Times, "How Hunting Became a Macho Sport," 22 June 2018 And therein lies the problem with the Tigers: the starters can't last long enough and the bullpen isn't good enough to finish the job. George Stoia, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers drop 7th straight, search for 'way out of this thing'," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of therein

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Phrases Related to therein

therein lies

therein lies the problem

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English Language Learners Definition of therein

: in or into that place or thing

: in that statement, fact, or detail


there·in | \t͟her-ˈin \

Kids Definition of therein

: in or into that place, time, or thing He owns the house and all that is therein.

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a state of commotion or excitement

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