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Synonyms for why

that which provides a reason or justification

a fact or circumstance that gives logical support to an assertion, claim, or proposal

Synonyms for why

the cause or intention underlying an action or situation, especially in the phrase 'the whys and wherefores'


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Why do we define "normal" models of ministry in such terms as "self-supporting"?
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To answer the question, why is Homo sapiens so prone to religious belief?
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Yeah, but why isn't the manager of a football club picking the team," said our FOOTBALL-ignorant friend.
Q: WHY do you never see the headline "Psychic Wins Lottery"?
Why did so many European intellectuals and political leaders deem any reference to the Christian sources of contemporary Europe civilization a threat to human rights and democracy?
That's why I'm writing you today about something that can make an immediate, positive change in your life.
Why you never see the headline, Psychic Wins Lottery?