- 1In or to what place or position: where do you live? where is she going? [with preposition]: where do you come from?More example sentences
- The platform was then moved and the mice had to remember where it was last positioned.
- But you're not in a position to say where he was whilst this was going on?
- No one saw what happened to the company director, or exactly where he was when the wall of water struck.
- 1.1In what direction or respect: where does the argument lead?More example sentences
- Further directions on where exactly to point it are not available as of time of press.
- This type of focus helps the government out, letting it know where investment should be directed.
- It can be held in one hand and can make it easier to direct where the floss is going than using your fingers.
- 1.2In or from what source: where did you read that?More example sentences
- If you don't hear music at home or at school then where will you hear it?
- It was the writer's recommendations of where else to read, as much as it was something to read in and of itself.
- Yadda yadda yadda, Jews trying to control the world, where have I heard that one before?
- 1.3In or to what situation or condition: just where is all this leading us?More example sentences
- So where does that leave us?
- But where is all this leading us?
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- 1At, in, or to which (used after reference to a place or situation): I first saw him in Paris, where I lived in the early sixtiesMore example sentences
- Though she did not marry the father, he built her a house where she lived and raised their son.
- At last, he has been allowed to take up his office in the House of Commons, where he has raised the Irish flag.
- There is no trace of the house where the grandparents lived for more than 40 years.
- 2The place or situation in which: this is where I liveMore example sentences
- But here is where it all went wrong, Lynne.
- This bill should be consigned to the rubbish bin because it is wrong and that is where it belongs.
- I live with my mom in Braintree, south of Boston, and if I get it wrong then these guys know where to find me.
- 2.1In or to a place or situation in which: sit where I can see you where people were concerned, his threshold of boredom was lowMore example sentences
- I like to go where the breeze blows free and the windows of the heart are not shut.
- I never buy a product unless it is cruelty free and I always try to buy free range where I can.
- Mr Bernau said he accepted the fees as a part of the open market, but urged people to use a free machine where possible.
- 2.2In or to any place in which; wherever: he was free to go where he likedMore example sentences
- The focus puller was the biggest hero on our set because we were very free to move where we wanted to.
- We went where there were free samples, elbowing each other out of the way to get to them.
- The Jews in Domachevo were free to go where they liked and do what they wanted, subject to no restriction.
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- 1That: do you see where the men in your life are emotionally unavailable to you? I see where the hotel has changed hands againMore example sentences
- I don't see where she has even gotten out of the starting blocks.
- 2Whereas: where some caregivers burn out, others become too involvedMore example sentences
- Where some people see cowardice in Cally, I see innocence.
Old English hwǣr, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch waar and German wo.
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