noun. ['ˈwaɪ, ˈhwaɪ'] the cause or intention underlying an action or situation, especially in the phrase `the whys and wherefores'.
Rhymes with Why
How do you pronounce why?
Pronounce why as waɪ.
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Sentences with why
If you grew apart for other reasons, explain why you have been out of touch.
Quotes about why
1. Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The soul is stronger than its surroundings.
- William James
2. Never die easy. Why run out of bounds and die easy? Make that linebacker pay. It carries into all facets of your life. It's okay to lose, to die, but don't die without trying, without giving it your best.
- Walter Payton
3. I remember one day sitting at the pool and suddenly the tears were streaming down my cheeks. Why was I so unhappy? I had success. I had security. But it wasn't enough. I was exploding inside.
- Ingrid Bergman