Definition of why:

part of speech: interrogative adverb

For which or for what reason or cause; wherefore; used emphatically, as, " why, no- the day had broke before we parted"; used as a substantive, as, " we examine the why of things.".

Usage examples:

  • Why yes, was the reply; don't you? in "".
  • And why was this? G. A. Chadwick in "The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus".
  • " Why so it has," stammered Alexander. Charles Weathers Bump in "The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories".
  • Why was she a girl? Payne Erskine in "The Eye of Dread".

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