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as in reason
something (as a belief) that serves as the basis for another thing asked the whys behind the surprising decision

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as in mystery
something hard to understand or explain how one decides that a certain person is "the one" is one of the great whys of life

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“Why.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/why. Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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