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.

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Amy is a different person, who processes information differently, so therein lies the challenge. Michelle Manetti, Good Housekeeping, "Matt and Amy Roloff Dropped 4 Bombshells During the 'Little People, Big World' Premiere," 3 Apr. 2019 But his speeches, and the radical message of peace, hope, and freedom contained therein, lived on. Robert Newhouse, Teen Vogue, "3 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Speeches That Are Little Known, But Important," 28 Aug. 2018 Here, eight destinations (and the creatures therein) across the country. Tyler Moss, Condé Nast Traveler, "8 Best Places to See Wildlife in the U.S.," 23 Apr. 2018 The latest study focuses on how light travels through various materials, interacting with the individual particles therein. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "New software will let artists control how light interacts with objects," 30 Nov. 2018 Jonathan Hunt, leading our covers therein California. Fox News, "Sarah Smith aims to be the next Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez," 1 Aug. 2018 And therein lies the beauty of Garland's lip strategy for the show. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "5 Bombshell Beauty Lessons Straight From the Balmain Runway," 28 Sep. 2018 And therein lies a core fact: people aren't problems to be solved. Ella Cerón, Teen Vogue, "The 2018 Emmys Had a Diversity Problem Because Hollywood Still Isn't Inclusive," 18 Sep. 2018 On the show there is upstairs and downstairs, two groups that operate separately but interact, and therein lies the tension. Catherine Ostler, Town & Country, "The Creator of Downton Abbey Writes a Show About the Titanic," 1 Apr. 2012

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First Known Use of therein

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

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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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