American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- pro. The thing or things with which.
- conj. By means of which.
- adv. Obsolete With what or which.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- With what or whom?
- With which; also, as compound relative, that with which.
- [Wherewith is colloquially used as a noun iu the phrase the wherewith (compare the commoner equivalent, phrase the wherewithal)—that is, what is necessary or required; means.
- adv. archaic With which; with what.
- n. archaic Something with which; the means by which.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. With which; -- used relatively.
- adv. With what; -- used interrogatively.
- n. The necessary means or instrument.
- From where + with. (Wiktionary)
“In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, The LORD our righteousness.”
“He would have given anything, everything for power to ask this simple question, but glib as was his tongue in pulpits and on platforms, now he could not find a word wherewith to express the plain wish of his heart.”
“Of the terms wherewith his arguing in this case is clouded and darkened, enough hath been remarked already.”
“God grant that we may never preach to you any thing but what we may labour to have an experience of the power of it in our own hearts, and to profit ourselves by the word wherewith we design to profit others!”
“Perion de la Forêt, "said Melicent, and ballad-makers have never shaped a phrase wherewith to tell you of her voice," I know that you have dabbled in dishonour no more often than an archangel has pilfered drying linen from a hedgerow.”
“Is this the witness thou wilt bear, and do dishonour to the calling wherewith He hath called thee, because He hath done thee so great honour, and deemed thee worthy of being summoned to bear witness in so great a cause?”
“Therefore, give heed to God and His will, and to the calling wherewith He has called you, that ye may follow it in integrity and singleness of heart.”
“Nature, some may say, is a word wherewith we clothe the unknowable; and few things authorise our crediting it with intelligence, or with aim.”
“It was on the tip of my tongue to tell him how cleverly the two scoundrels had used his name wherewith to entrap me on the previous night.”
“The conscience thus purged -- the heart thus sprinkled -- there is light within wherewith to see God.”
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