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01. My sister's hand-writing is always so neat, [whereas] mine is a total mess.
02. When I was growing up, my brother and I had easier chores like taking out the garbage, [whereas] my sisters had to help make supper and stuff.
03. My parents were both in a serious car accident when they were in their early twenties, but my mother broke her neck, [whereas] my father only received a few cuts and bruises.
04. [Whereas] most substances shrink when they are cooled, water actually expands.
05. North American society is very individualistic, [whereas] in my country people are more interested in social harmony.
06. Despite its small size, a sparrow has 14 bones in its neck, [whereas] a giraffe only has seven.
07. Tax cuts always seem designed to benefit the rich, [whereas] it is the poor who really need help.
08. The color black absorbs heat, [whereas] white reflects it.
09. Parrots, most famous of all talking birds, rarely learn a vocabulary of more than twenty words, [whereas] other less known birds learn up to 100.
10. One difference between frogs and toads is that frogs move about by jumping, [whereas] toads can actually walk.
11. To pass U.S. Army basic training, young female soldiers must do 17 push-ups in two minutes, [whereas] males must do 40.
12. Experts advise that to save money on your food bill, you should look down. Less costly items are often on bottom shelves at the supermarket, [whereas] more expensive ones are placed at eye level.
13. Alcohol thermometers can measure lower temperatures than mercury thermometers because mercury freezes at minus 38.8 degrees Celcius, [whereas] alcohol freezes at minus 115 degrees.
14. There is a Turkish proverb which states that a knife wound heals, [whereas] a wound caused by words does not.
15. There is a Zanzibar proverb which states that wealth diminishes with usage, [whereas] learning increases with use.
16. There is a Chinese proverb which states that a wise man makes his own decisions, [whereas] an ignorant man follows public opinion.
17. Malcolm De Chazal once suggested that a women knows how to keep quiet when she is in the right, [whereas] a man, when he is in the right, will keep on talking.
18. Economist John Kenneth Galbraith once commented that under capitalism man exploits man, [whereas] under communism it's just the opposite.
19. Someone once joked that dogs think you're family, [whereas] cats think you're staff.
20. John Ruskin once declared, "[Whereas] it has long been known and declared that the poor have no right to the property of the rich, I wish it also to be known and declared that the rich have no right to the property of the poor."
21. Peter Ustinov once remarked that courage is often lack of insight, [whereas] cowardice in many cases is based on good information.

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  • whereas — [hwer az′, weraz′] conj. 1. it being the case that; in view of the fact that: used in the preamble to a formal document [whereas the following incidents have occurred] 2. while on the contrary; but on the other hand [she is careful, whereas he… …   English World dictionary

  • whereas — conj. (1) Considering that something is the case; used in legal documents to begin an introductory statement. (2) In comparison to; in contrast with. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney… …   Law dictionary

  • Whereas — Where*as , adv. At which place; where. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] At last they came whereas that lady bode. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whereas — Where*as , conj. [1913 Webster] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. When in fact; while on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whereas — mid 14c., where; early 15c., in consideration of the fact that, from WHERE (Cf. where) + AS (Cf. as) …   Etymology dictionary

  • whereas — ► CONJUNCTION 1) in contrast or comparison with the fact that. 2) taking into consideration the fact that …   English terms dictionary

  • whereas — 1. conjunction /ʍɛːɹˈæz/ a) In contrast; whilst on the contrary He came first in the race whereas his brother came last. b) It being the fact that And Whereas it hath pleased the Great Governor of the World to incline the hearts of the… …   Wiktionary

  • whereas — [[t](h)weəræ̱z[/t]] ♦♦♦ CONJ SUBORD You use whereas to introduce a comment which contrasts with what is said in the main clause. These fixed price menus for two or three courses can cost as little as 50f, whereas the à la carte is always more… …   English dictionary

  • whereas — /hwair az , wair /, conj., n., pl. whereases. conj. 1. while on the contrary: One arrived promptly, whereas the others hung back. 2. it being the case that, or considering that (used esp. in formal preambles). n. 3. a qualifying or introductory… …   Universalium

  • whereas — where|as W2S2 [weərˈæz US wer ] conj 1.) formal used to say that although something is true of one thing, it is not true of another ▪ The old system was fairly complicated whereas the new system is really very simple. ▪ Whereas the city spent… …   Dictionary of contemporary English