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Whereas meaning

Whereas - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. At which place; where.
  2. 2. When in fact; while on the contrary; the case being in truth that; although; -- implying opposition to something that precedes; or implying recognition of facts, sometimes followed by a different statement, and sometimes by inferences or something consequent.
  3. 3. Considering that; it being the case that; since; - used to introduce a preamble which is the basis of declarations, affirmations, commands, requests, or like, that follow.
  4. 4. Since; when in fact.

Whereas - examples of usage

  1. When a paper's a failure, nobody says anything, whereas now, just listen to them! - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. If we had a notion that we had already vaguely heard of the theory that men and the lower animals were descended from common ancestors, we must have been wrong; it was not this that we had heard of, but something else, which, though doubtless a little like it, was all wrong, whereas this was obviously going to be all right. - "Luck or Cunning?", Samuel Butler.
  3. The one theory of natural selection, therefore, may, and indeed will, explain the facts that surround us, whereas the other will not. - "Luck or Cunning?", Samuel Butler.
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