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where2 of 3
: at, in, or to what place
knows where the house is
: at, in, or to what situation, position, direction, circumstances, or respect
shows where the plan leads
: the place or point at, in, or to which
couldn't see from where he was sitting
kept that horse and gentled him to where I finally rode him—William Faulkner
: at, in, or to which place
the town where she lives
: at or in which
has reached the size where traffic is a problem
two fireplaces where you can bake bread in the ovens—Randall Jarrell
: at, in, or to the place at, in, or to which
stay where you are
send him away where he'll forget
: in a case, situation, or respect in which
outstanding where endurance is called for
Adverb Where did you meet her? Where did you hear that? Where can I find books about gardening? I don't know where that came from. Where is she taking us? Do you know where we're going? Where does the story get interesting? Where do the two candidates disagree on the issue? Conjunction Please stay where you are. We sat down where there was some shade. He put the note where she could easily see it. He doesn't know where he is going. It doesn't matter to me where we eat. We could see the players very clearly from where we sat. I know where their house is. The town where we live is having an arts and crafts fair. This is the room where the children sleep. The store where we shop is closing. Noun we've decided on the when, but we still haven't resolved the where for the party See More
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AdverbMoney poured in from as far away as Singapore, Taiwan and Australia, according to a class-action lawsuit filed in July against Wells Fargo, where Beasley had an attorney trust account to hold and disburse client money. —Lizzie Johnson, Anchorage Daily News, 5 Feb. 2023 Nonetheless, the Bengals will still need to build depth at certain positions and that’s where prospects from Saturday’s game have an opportunity to showcase their skills early ahead of the NFL Combine and/or their respective college pro days. —Mohammad Ahmad, cleveland, 3 Feb. 2023 That’s the number of countries where Starbucks has its over 32,000 stores. —Julia Buckley, CNN, 3 Feb. 2023 That scale came with an awe factor, which, in a competitive industry where passengers increasingly had a choice of airlines, was a significant selling point. —WIRED, 3 Feb. 2023 Freeridge's premiere season ended with an epic cliffhanger that raised many questions about where the plot will go if it's picked up for another season. —Jasmine Washington, Seventeen, 3 Feb. 2023 Each new year is a fresh opportunity to collectively redouble our efforts to make North Texas a place where every single neighbor has the access and opportunity to thrive. —Dallas News, 2 Feb. 2023 Once known for dance videos, TikTok’s growing user rate has promoted the app from social media site to thriving marketplace — where a product can go from new offering to cult favorite in days, and drive thousands of dollars in sales. —Ct Jones, Rolling Stone, 2 Feb. 2023 Of course he will be pulled back for one last job where things will go wrong. —Murtada Elfadl, Variety, 2 Feb. 2023
NounIt was directed at outfielder Juan Soto, the Washington Nationals star who is suddenly and famously on the trading block and could be headed to you-know-where. —Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times, 22 July 2022 Because if not, then democracy in America is going down in a painful heap like a guy kneed in the you-know-where. —Gustavo Arellano, Los Angeles Times, 18 Jan. 2021 Because one important lesson of life is the where and when of things. —Mitch Albom, Detroit Free Press, 16 June 2019 The plot is a little messy and undisciplined, throwing into the second act a few wait-where-did-that-come-from incidents that may have been lifted from the book, but are baffling in the play. —Rod Stafford Hagwood, sun-sentinel.com, 24 Aug. 2019 The next step is to get a development agreement with the orchestra that will outline the where and what. —Scott Wartman, Cincinnati.com, 20 June 2018 Being ankle deep in mud, on a narrow trail traversing a precipitous hillside that was sloping down who-knew-how-far-or-where, and then trying to collect a specimen hidden just out of reach behind a tangle of greenery, would fray anyone’s nerves. —The Economist, 17 May 2018 Yes, that's Iron Man and Dr. Strange using their superpowers to help a young female consumer arrive safely at the home that has just been approved for a mortgage from you-know-where. —Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, 2 Apr. 2018 The Fab Five pepper their subjects with compliments, I-know-where-you’re-coming-froms and hugs. —Bonnie Wertheim, New York Times, 6 Mar. 2018 See More
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