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whereof

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conjunction where·of \hwer-ˈəv, -ˈäv, wer-, (ˌ)(h)wər-\

Definition of whereof

  1. 1 archaic :  with or by which

  2. 2 :  of what knows whereof she speaks

  3. 3a :  of which books whereof the best are lostb :  of whom

13th Century

First Known Use of whereof

13th century


2

whereof

adverb where·of

Definition of whereof

archaic

  1. :  of what whereof are you made — William Shakespeare

13th Century

First Known Use of whereof

13th century


WHEREOF Defined for English Language Learners

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whereof

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conjunction where·of \hwer-ˈəv, -ˈäv, wer-, (ˌ)(h)wər-\

Definition of whereof for English Language Learners

  • : of what


WHEREOF Defined for Kids

whereof

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conjunction where·of \hwer-ˈəv, wer-, -ˈäv\

Definition of whereof for Students

  1. :  of what :  that of which I know whereof I speak.



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