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forwhy

PRONUNCIATION:
(for-HWY)

MEANING:
adverb: Why.
conjunction: Because.

ETYMOLOGY:
From for + why.

USAGE:
"She is the weeping welkin, I the earth:
Then must my sea be moved with her sighs;
Then must my earth with her continual tears
Become a deluge, overflow'd and drown'd;
Forwhy my bowels cannot hide her woes."
William Shakespeare; Titus Andronicus; c. 1590.

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Being rich is having money; being wealthy is having time. -Stephen Swid, executive (b. 1941)

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