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Daemon
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wherefore

(noun) The cause or intention underlying an action or situation.

Synonyms: why

Usage: We know the how, but to catch the killer, we must ascertain the wherefore.
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wherefore
Definition: (noun) The cause or intention underlying an action or situation.
Synonyms: why
Usage: We know the how, but to catch the killer, we must ascertain the wherefore.
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I was not aware of the extent, severity or indeed nature of the injuries involved until 20 April 2020, as I was doing all I could which was more than would be expected of a reasonable person under the circumstances, and when it became evident that there was something more seriously wrong that originally anticipated, wherefore an MRI scan was advised and sought. The MRI was performed and the outcome of same was not as I had hoped and surgery was advised.

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Wherefore:

Adverb:
For what reason.
"She took an ill turn, but wherefore I cannot say"
adverb · conjunction
As a result of which.
"Truly he cared for me, wherefore I title him with all respect"


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wherefore
Definition: (noun) The cause or intention underlying an action or situation.
Synonyms: why
Usage: We know the how, but to catch the killer, we must ascertain the wherefore.


Don't hear this used very often, if at all.
thar
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the most common use nowadays (apart from any legal use) is probably in the idiom 'the whys and wherefores'.

Quote:
the whys and wherefores
PHRASE
The whys and wherefores of something are the reasons for it.
Even successful bosses need to be queried about the whys and wherefores of their actions.
See full dictionary entry for wherefores
COBUILD Advanced English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers
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or the Shakespeare quote which I think is often understood as 'where?'

ie -
why did you have to have that name?
Not
where are you?

Quote:
O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?
Deny thy father and refuse thy name.
Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love
And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.
‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy:
Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
What’s Montague? It is nor hand nor foot
Nor arm nor face nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O be some other name.
What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call’d,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,
And for that name, which is no part of thee,
Take all myself.
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