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The reasons or motivations for a fact, action, or decision, especially the complete set of such reasons or motivations
“The whys and wherefores of the moral and social behaviors make this subject fascinating to me.”
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The reason, whether conscious or unconscious, for a certain course of action
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The thought processes leading to accepted theories or solutions
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Plural for an intention for which something is hoped to be accomplished
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Plural for a statement or account that makes something clear
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