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whereas

conjunction

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1 for the reason that
  • whereas you chose to participate in this stupid prank, you will be held responsible as well

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2 in spite of the fact that
  • whereas there are many good reasons to switch to Plan B, we must stick with Plan A as long as it is feasible

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The first known use of whereas was in the 14th century

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“Whereas.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/whereas. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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