there·​in | \ t͟her-ˈin How to pronounce therein (audio) \

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.
Recent Examples on the Web And therein lies a tale — one of sports and viruses, but most of all a tale of complex politics. Star Tribune, 28 July 2021 Yes, the embargo is imperfect, but to act as though therein lies the root of the animosity between the U.S. and Cuba is barbarically ignorant. Aron Ravin, National Review, 20 July 2021 But the other half exacerbates them — and therein lies the problem. Tribune News Service, al, 15 July 2021 But…no Ratchet and Clank, and therein lies the problem. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 15 June 2021 Science is not simple, and neither is the natural world; therein lies the challenge of science communication. Naomi Oreskes, Scientific American, 21 June 2021 And therein lies another challenge for the NFL to navigate. Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY, 9 June 2021 Ultimately, after five films and the fame and complications therein, Facinelli has a sense of humor about it. Lauren Huff,, 27 Apr. 2021 And therein lies a great secret to happiness—the most important lesson about neophilia. Arthur C. Brooks, The Atlantic, 27 May 2021

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First Known Use of therein

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

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31 Jul 2021

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“Therein.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce therein (audio) \

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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