Use why in a sentence (2023)

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  • Why would she want to do that?

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  • Why does the rain fall?

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  • What have you two been arguing about, and why did you kiss your brother like that?

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  • Why is the sky so blue?

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  • Why would you want a record of this?

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  • Why should we expect that to change?

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  • Why would she do that?

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  • Then why was it so difficult to forgive him?

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  • Why don't you put her on the bed in their room?

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  • Why do you want to cover yourself so much?

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  • Why didn't you come in?

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  • She was beginning to see why Alex wasn't impressed with Señor Medena.

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  • Why are you disappointed in me?

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  • Why do you take up a handful of dirt?

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  • If the bell rings, why should we run?

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  • Why are you always blaming me?

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  • Why did you do all this?

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  • Why should we bother?

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  • I don't know why he is so secretive.

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  • So why did she feel so threatened?

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  • Maybe that was why he was the first to notice when she developed a fever.

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  • Why are you so bad?

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  • But tell me why you so deliberately broke the rule against whispering.

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  • Why should we give up everything?

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  • Why do his legs tremble under him as he walks, leaning upon a stick?

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  • In fact, maybe that was why Dulce didn't come to breakfast.

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  • I always wondered if that was why Mom and Dad split up for a while - because Mom was used to a different lifestyle and social circle.

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  • Why would he want me down here?

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  • Alex, why were you with Tessa all evening?

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  • Tell the wise man why you bring it, and repeat to him the words of the oracle.

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  • Why don't we go out for supper tonight - just us and the kids?

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  • Why don't you want to go?

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  • And why didn't he introduce her?

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  • Why not check it out?

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  • If you want something different, why don't you trade them in on something else?

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  • Why did he hide the fact that his first love would be here tonight?

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  • Why hadn't it occurred to her that Jonathan might feel he was being replaced?

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  • Why are they running?

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  • There is no reason, that I can see, why they may not exist in the waters of this strange country.

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  • I can see why Alex fell so hard for you.

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  • I have long wanted to ask you, Andrew, why you have changed so to me?

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  • If his family had lived in the United States for centuries, why didn't they learn to speak proper English?

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  • Why didn't you tell me Dulce was giving you a hard time?

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  • I think that's why Alex feels the way he does about money.

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  • Why do all of this?

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  • Why does she come prowling here?

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  • Have you any idea why he went to Petersburg?

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  • Why did you do it?

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  • Why would he do that?

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  • Why didn't you say something before you left?

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  • Why did they have to sneak around?

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  • Why wouldn't he notice?

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  • Why was he here?

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  • That was why the people were so glad to see you, and why they thought from your initials that you were their rightful ruler.

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  • They say she has a family of young wolves up there; and that is why she kills so many lambs.

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  • Why are there fewer traffic jams in one certain city than in any other of its size?

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  • And that is why, if we are to use the Internet and technology to end ignorance, we still need people like Jim Haynes.

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  • That is why I cannot see God.

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  • Why don't we just get married?

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  • If so, why didn't he simply voice his objection?

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  • That's why I always wind up in places like this.

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  • Then why are you crying?

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  • Why has fate given you two such splendid children?

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  • Why does she bother me?

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  • Tell me, for God's sake, what will Russia, our mother Russia, say to our being so frightened, and why are we abandoning our good and gallant Fatherland to such rabble and implanting feelings of hatred and shame in all our subjects?

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  • Princess Mary did not understand what he wanted of her or why he was asking to be discharged.

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  • Why does he have that pain?

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  • Why did you bring me away?

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  • Why hadn't they tried it before?

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  • Why put it off?

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  • Maybe that was why he was so upset.

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  • I wonder why they chose this spot.

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  • Is that why you want to take me up there - to show your mother how ridiculous the thought of any hanky panky is?

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  • Why should we live with such hurry and waste of life?

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  • That's why I sent Mertz.

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  • Why Michael wasn't following her like all the other guys was beyond Adrienne's comprehension.

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  • So why was she in his car?

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  • And why was she so eager to meet his parents?

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  • I can't imagine why he didn't tell us his friend was a pretty girl.

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  • Why should he not cool himself in the refreshing water?

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  • Why did you ask me?

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  • Why had he hidden them - and why had he decided to reveal them?

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  • She imagined all kinds of reasons why he wouldn't want her to go - none of them good.

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  • If she doesn't have custody, then why go through all this?

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  • It was something her parents never understood... which was probably why they moved to Fayetteville.

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  • It was hard to picture him involved with anything illegal... but why?

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  • Thanks, now why don't you get dressed and we'll go out to dinner and a movie or something.

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  • Why didn't Howard call for help?

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  • Why did he bring her here?

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  • Why don't I take you out to get something to eat?

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  • Why hadn't they noticed it was getting so much colder?

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  • Yeah. Why don't we go up and show it to Mom and Dad today?

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  • Why is everyone in such a hurry?

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  • So, that's why you've been shutting me out.

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  • Why get in a rush to ruin your trip?

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  • Why don't I pack a lunch so we can go down to the pond for a picnic?

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  • Why had they allowed themselves to completely lose control?

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  • Why did your mother tie your tails?

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  • Why do people in certain areas stay in school longer than those in other areas?

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  • Why does the dear Father in heaven think it best for us to have very great sorrow sometimes?

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  • But why did they not blow up the bridge, if it was mined?

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  • Why didn't you mention it, Prince?

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  • Looking into that semi-sweet chocolate gaze, it was easy to understand why Dulce lost her composure.

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  • I don't know why she didn't ask for it before - or why she didn't tell me about the baby.

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  • Why do you not take my offer?

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  • Why don't you go take a warm shower and I'll have a hot meal ready by the time you're done.

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  • Why would he call me?

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  • Why had he come to this house, and how did he know the way?

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  • What was down that path that no one wanted to talk about, and why did Giddon insist that his houseguest should not wander around alone?

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  • Why else would he be so concerned about her excursions in the woods?

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  • We both know why you're here.

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  • Why do I get the feeling it's the bears that should be concerned?

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  • In fact, why don't you take her to the doctor?

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  • Why crush his ego?

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  • That's why I wanted you to look for me.

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  • I wondered why you asked me to look for it.

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  • And why did you say that?

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  • Why don't you share it?

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  • I don't know why I kissed her.

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  • Why don't you go out with him?

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  • So why didn't you bring up the other two?

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  • But if they don't want our food, why would they follow us?

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  • Why do you think?

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  • Why didn't I enter the room? she thought.

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  • That's why! a voice whispered in Princess Mary's soul.

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  • Why is he cross with me?

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  • So why should we listen to what they call normal?

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  • Why is it good when you adopt a baby that isn't yours, but bad if it's yours and you don't give birth to it?

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  • Was that why Alex didn't want to talk to her about it?

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  • Then he turned away and rubbed the back of his neck in that way he did when he knew he was wrong but wasn't sure why.

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  • If not, why had he gone - left her alone for two weeks?

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  • But why didn't you say something to me about all of this before now?

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  • If you mention his name to Alex, you'll find out why she feels that way.

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  • I don't know why you guys don't go out to dinner more.

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  • Why did he come?

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  • He said he would be gone for two days, but didn't say why he was going.

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  • I mean, why are you going?

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  • So why was she looking for more?

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  • Maybe that was why his response lacked the usual mocking humor.

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  • It would do no good to ask him why.

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  • She caught him watching her several times, obviously wondering why she was so quiet.

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  • Evidently. I'm wondering why you don't enlist help.

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  • But then, if Tessa didn't marry him, why didn't Dulce tell him about the baby?

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  • That's why I didn't tell you.

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  • Why would you think I was talking about Dulce?

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  • Why would he need to lie when he could simply tell her that it didn't concern her?

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  • Why don't we all make another trip to Texas?

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  • Why would she hide him from me all this time and suddenly ask for a fortune?

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  • Ultimately she would forgive him, so why not start now?

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  • She said he had kicked her out, but refused to say why.

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  • This is why Dulce argues with you.

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  • If they wanted what he and Carmen had, why didn't they go out and find it?

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  • So why did you think she was out of your league?

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  • Why, because he is the son of a prominent family doctor?

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  • Why don't you get a wet cloth, Miss Spencer?

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  • Her groggy mind wondered why they were there and why she was in the hospital – and then she fell asleep again.

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  • Why did you tell Howard about the books?

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  • Why would he suspect Howard?

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  • Maybe he knew something and that was why he picked up Connie that night.

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  • Why would his mother insist that she stay?

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  • Why weren't you with them?

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  • Why don't you try calling your family again?

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  • Lisa had no trouble understanding why she seldom had company.

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  • Why hadn't she realized what wonderful parents she had while they were still alive?

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  • Why don't you call your parents?

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  • Why didn't you tell me?

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  • Now I understand why you were crying.

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  • And why had he chosen her?

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  • She stammered, trying to think of an excuse why she couldn't go.

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  • Why, she couldn't say.

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  • I don't know, why don't you ask him?

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  • Lisa hesitated, afraid of blundering further, but why did he need a sitter when his mother lived in the house?

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  • Why was he so unwilling to discuss the situation?

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  • If he doesn't have a job, why doesn't he take care of his daughter?

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  • Why were you trying to call him?

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  • Why was he so concerned?

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  • If it was so dangerous out there in the woods, why did Giddon feel so safe?

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  • But why wouldn't he want her to see the barn, and why would he build it so far from the house?

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  • If you feel that way, why did you come all the way out here to see me?

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  • Then why did he live so far away from everything?

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  • A little, why don't we go in and I'll make us some coffee?

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  • Why not dispense with all the formalities?

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  • I can't imagine why you chose Allen instead.

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  • Lisa dropped her pad and pencil on the couch and crossed the room, wondering who might be calling her on his telephone and why Yancey was screening her calls.

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  • But you said... why would you change your name?

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  • I can see why you wanted to keep this a secret.

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  • Anyway, if it's company you want, why not take Julia or Rachel?

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  • That was probably why Bordeaux had instructed each of them to take a separate direction.

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  • They've got mules to eat now, why would they want to follow us?

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  • If they left the reservation because they were hungry, why would they be out here?

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  • So why don't we get married while we're there?

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  • Why on earth would anyone feel sorry for you?

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  • Why would Dad pay him to find her?

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  • Why hadn't she thought of that?

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  • Why would that be the case?

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  • Where and why are you going, when you might remain here?

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  • Why is it so difficult for you to believe I love him when you love him so much?

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  • Why lie when she made it so easy for him to avoid talking about it at all?

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  • Why don't you go take a nice warm shower?

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  • Then why are you suddenly in need of a sitter?

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  • If Sarah suspected that she already knew what was going on and looked the other way, why not welcome her into the family?

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  • Why don't you protect those fantastic legs with some jeans and I'll take you to explore the woods.

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  • Why the sudden desire to get out of the house?

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  • More important, why hadn't Connie responded to her letter?

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  • Well I'm not sorry, and I don't know why you should be.

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  • Why shouldn't it have happened?

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  • Why don't you sit down and finish your breakfast.

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  • Why hadn't she anticipated these questions?

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  • Why couldn't she feel the same excitement about him?

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  • Why would Yancey be meeting with Allen?

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  • So why did you stop?

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  • That's why you don't wander in the woods, isn't it?

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  • Why were the police tight lipped about him?

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  • Why did you hide it from me?

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  • You don't know why you hid it, or you don't know if you're afraid of me?

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  • Why are you trying to get away from me, Litha?

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  • Why don't we all eat out on the patio?

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  • She lifted her head to ask him why Allen was asking questions about Yancey.

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  • So why had he really hired Allen?

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  • Do you know why he was spying on you?

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  • Do you know why he'd do that?

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  • Hopefully, the why of it wouldn't come out until she could explore that building.

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  • Here, why don't you sit down on this chair while I look you over and ask a few questions.

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  • Why don't you come down to the station and file a report.

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  • I don't know why I'm so tired.

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  • It was a total mystery to her why Len and Howard couldn't light a fire in her the way Yancey did.

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  • So that was why he was glaring at her at the dance.

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  • So that was why he was so attentive.

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  • Is that why you're leaving?

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  • Oh, I can understand why you would want to deceive people, I just don't understand how you can involve your family in such a thing – especially Tammy!

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  • So that's why you were looking me up and down the day we met.

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  • Well, yes I do, but I don't know why I gave in to temptation at a time like that.

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  • He couldn't understand why she would say that when she'd been living in his house so long.

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  • I could understand why he would be chasing her, but if I'd have known she'd go for a guy older than me...

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  • Howard said That's why I hired Mertz.

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  • That's why you're so tired all the time.

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  • Why was she letting it bother her anyway?

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  • Why was it suddenly so important to be attractive?

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  • Why Julie, I do believe you're jealous!

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  • That's why he can't leave that ranch.

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  • Otherwise, why would he have gone to college?

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  • Why did she need to prove to anyone, least of all herself, that she was right in breaking off the relationship?

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  • Why should she leave it now?

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  • Why should she give Brandon the chance to reject her again?

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  • Why go through all that pain again, when she had almost succeeded in putting him in the past - almost, but not quite.

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  • She was beginning to get an inkling why the job was still open.

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  • That's why I'm here, I guess.

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  • Why Pete hired you instead of a man, I'll never understand.

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  • Of all things, why did he have to bring that up?

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  • Anyway, why do men have to act on every idea that crosses their mind?

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  • That was why Pete chose the route - less risk of being robbed.

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  • It wasn't as if that was the most important part, so why did it hurt the most?

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  • Why did he have to make everything an issue?

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  • Why weren't his lips swollen and cracking?

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  • Why did he avoid answering her question?

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  • Of course, why wouldn't he think so?

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  • That's why I left.

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  • If he had come out here to get the girl, why had he sent the dress and the flower?

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  • But if Bordeaux wasn't a Mormon, why would he propose to two women in one day?

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  • If you felt that way, why did you keep making the trips?

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  • Of all people, surely Darcie should realize why.

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  • Why would they be jealous?

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  • Maybe the presence of the other two women was why Darcie was so quiet.

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  • Why did every thought train follow the tracks to Bordeaux?

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  • Why had it never occurred to her that the twins might not want to go with her?

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  • Why didn't you tell me instead of trying to trick me?

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  • So why did you propose marriage, or was that part of your plan to get the ranch?

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  • I don't know why not.

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  • Obviously. Now tell me why.

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  • I'm still not sure why they did - maybe because they had recently lost a lot of their own people.

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  • That would explain why he couldn't be found.

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  • Why didn't you just say so in the first place?

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  • Why didn't you tell me everything from the beginning?

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  • Why they found it so amusing that Mr. Cade was a recluse evaded her comprehension.

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  • Why was she revealing her private affairs to this stranger?

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  • Is that why you don't date?

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  • Why had Cade singled her out for the job?

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  • Why had he suddenly decided he needed a maid - or was it sudden?

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  • She stared into the flames, wondering why none of the windows had curtains, and why so many things were left to gather dust in the attic.

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  • Why didn't he do something about this cold house?

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  • Why didn't you say you were tired?

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  • That's why the other ranchers want to kill off the wolf?

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  • Why did he do that every time he disagreed with her?

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  • Why that was so important to him, she wasn't sure, and he never explained.

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  • Then why were you flirting with him?

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  • Why didn't his mother see the beauty of the ranch?

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  • Why couldn't she stop thinking of him that way?

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  • I never did understand why Dad married her.

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  • So that was why Cade felt responsible for his mothers' death.

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  • Why doesn't he get the proper equipment and run it like a modern ranch?

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  • Why is it virtuous for a woman to practice chastity, and ludicrous for a man?

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  • You defend him because you work for him and you're a loyal employee, but I'll bet you've wondered why he's so unresponsive.

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  • Why couldn't he have confronted Claudette, instead of acting like a beast?

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  • Then why were you so rough?

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  • Why was it so hard to joke with him without flirting?

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  • Why don't you let me go in and get it for you?

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  • Oh. Well, why don't you go with me then?

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  • Why didn't you tell me you were sick?

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  • Why would he be upset with Mary for paying them a visit?

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  • Why didn't he simply say he wanted to go see Mary?

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  • Why did you go running off like that?

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  • Why don't you curl up on the couch and get your bare feet off this cold floor?

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  • Maybe that was why Mary seemed so concerned that she would become romantically involved with Cade.

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  • She knew that at the time, so why had she pushed reason aside?

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  • Was that why he was so remorseful?

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  • Why don't we go out for pizza tonight?

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  • Why don't you go in by yourself?

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  • If he wanted to see Mary, why did he have to drag her along?

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  • If you want to visit Mary, why don't you go see her?

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  • If you're not fighting, why don't you go see her?

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  • Why don't you go on alone?

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  • Why did he try so hard to cover his feelings?

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  • Over supper they talked of the expected foal, the ranch, and everything but why they hadn't talked much for the last four days.

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  • Why did you lie for that bitch?

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  • In fact, why didn't you tell me?

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  • Then why are you upset?

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  • Why are you on earth?

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  • Why did you have to do that?

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  • Both were talking and listening too eagerly and too naturally, which was why Anna Pavlovna disapproved.

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  • I can't think why his nieces put it off.

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  • Then it would suddenly seem to him that it was not she but he was so unusually beautiful, and that that was why they all looked so at him, and flattered by this general admiration he would expand his chest, raise his head, and rejoice at his good fortune.

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  • Folks,' she says, 'are all gone, so why,' she says, 'don't we go?'

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  • Why shouldn't you go away, your excellency?

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  • But why didn't you tell me, Dronushka?

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  • She did not understand why he spoke with such admiration and delight of the farming of the thrifty and well- to-do peasant Matthew Ermishin, who with his family had carted corn all night; or of the fact that his (Nicholas') sheaves were already stacked before anyone else had his harvest in.

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  • Why, whatever is the matter, my dearest?

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  • She is one that hath not; why, I don't know.

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  • The historians of culture are quite consistent in regard to their progenitors, the writers of universal histories, for if historical events may be explained by the fact that certain persons treated one another in such and such ways, why not explain them by the fact that such and such people wrote such and such books?

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  • Why was Napoleon III a criminal when he was taken prisoner at Boulogne, and why, later on, were those criminals whom he arrested?

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  • It is the reason why the life and activity of people who lived centuries ago and are connected with me in time cannot seem to me as free as the life of a contemporary, the consequences of which are still unknown to me.

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  • Why did you do that?

  • So that's why you acted so cool for a while.

  • And why did that ignorant cop pull me over in Alabama?

  • Why else would he go public?

  • Why don't you call Brennan when we get to the office and see what he thinks about the mystical Mr. Youngblood?

  • When asked why he now went public with his so-called gift, he replied he was establishing a business to locate missing children.

  • Why would the second guy put himself at such risk?

  • Why drive down there?

  • I'm not sure why.

  • That's why I'm surprised he let me talk to you.

  • That's why Julie is so good for me.

  • I don't mean to pry, Howie, but can you tell me why she's estranged from her family and what are the complications she mentions?

  • I'm not sure why I assigned the tipster to the female sex.

  • Why, I'd use a pay phone and one not too close by!

  • Why did you call?

  • Why would they admit the tips come from the nether world?

  • I can't help you through the authorities; they'll ask me why I'm inquiring and I don't have an answer.

  • That's why I'm talking to you!

  • Why are you telling me this now?

  • Molly, why don't you go in my office and fiddle with my computer?

  • Why should I feed the competition?

  • That's why we should all be out there.

  • Why did they call off their million dollar quest for the Psychic Tipster?

  • Why don't you go over and talk to her?

  • Why should she answer the door?

  • Why are you calling at midnight?

  • That's why the tips have ceased.

  • Why are you frightened?

  • Why wouldn't you tell Quinn and me?

  • Why did you tell me?

  • The old man looks at Howie like puss on a pudding and Howie doesn't know why; it's really tense.

  • Then why the look like your dog ate your cat?

  • Why didn't Quinn come back when he saw Martha missed her connection?

  • It would be our secret; how we started, how we were a party to something that never happened before in history, and probably never will again; what we did and why; just the five of us.

  • Why did they leave us; they were his friends?

  • Why did they just run away like that?

  • Why she sits there in the near darkness of the kitchen, I'm not sure.

  • Should I be concerned why you're concerned?

  • I'm sure that's why he returned east.

  • There too was the matter of who turned off the power at Howie's house and why?

  • I didn't know why he was calling or who he was.

  • Either way why don't you take a drive down here to headquarters in the next hour or maybe I should send a car up there for you.

  • Do you think this detective suspects you folks are involved with the tipster or does he simply doesn't know why you're all lying?

  • Why was he faking having a mother and child with him?

  • I left word where we were going and why.

  • I stammered, I'm not perfect but that's not why I'm here.

  • That's why I put him as a possible for killing my neighbor Annie.

  • While I had no right to do so, if Martha and Quinn had effectively abandoned their home, why not?

  • That's why he packed up his motor home and left town.

  • If he killed the baby, why not leave her with the others?

  • Why don't you dig through Quinn's stuff and see if you can make any sense out of it?

  • Why shouldn't the one who controls it be me?

  • That's why he has so many precise numbers.

  • Than an idea struck me; if we were sealed in, why not seal him out?

  • Why couldn't she heal her brother?

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  • I'm sorry, Dusty, but I had to do it and I can't tell you why.

  • Until that moment, he hadn't really cared why Sofi saved the life of the woman before him.

  • After all, that spark was why he fought so hard, so humans didn't turn into someone like him.

  • She wasn't sure why she trusted the stranger, but everything he said was said with conviction.

  • You know why Dusty pulled you in?

  • I pissed him off one of the first hours, which is why this happened.

  • She opened it and frowned, as if knowing why he was there.

  • Why is she special?

  • Why can't I contact Damian or Jule?

  • Why would I want to email you?

  • Why do you keep saying that?

  • She couldn't help wondering about the two of them and why she felt suddenly jealous, even though Jenn could give Dusty something she wasn't willing to.

  • Bianca smiled, puzzled why anyone would run from the small, beautiful woman.

  • The library was her refuge, though he had to wonder why she was up so early again.

  • Then why'd you do it?

  • Maybe that was why she couldn't stop making cookies.

  • Why would you carry a gun that's not loaded?

  • So why did he feel a twinge of loss at the order to send it up in flames?

  • Why do you say that?

  • This is why I'm a Natural, you know.

  • Dusty, we found out why he wants to keep her close.

  • With a frown, she wondered why she'd never seen it before, why she wasted seven years trying to make things work with someone who couldn't hold a candle to the man she was meant to be with.

  • Why don't you let me take care of Ohio?

  • Why didn't she tell me?

  • The hair on the back of his neck had been standing for the past mile he'd walked, only he wasn't entirely certain why.

  • Why, then, was he starting to feel as if he'd been set up?

  • Why should I not defend myself?

  • Suddenly, he understood why the Watcher couldn't find her.

  • She couldn't describe the sense any other way, just like she couldn't determine why she still felt the connection to his soul.

  • She took in his wounds again, unable to fathom why her father would chain him to the wall in their wine cellar.

  • Why do you and the Others both want her?

  • Which is why I want us to reach an agreement.

  • Why aren't you more concerned?

  • He focused on it, trying to recall why he felt he should recognize the vamp.

  • No, she wasn't why you were exiled.

  • I can see why they're after you.

  • I wish I could remember why.

  • Who are all these people, and why are they after me?

  • She'd never before wondered how or why he knew so much about fighting.

  • You have any insight into why my power is jacked up?

  • What I really want to know is why Jule is of any interest to you at all.

  • Why aren't you going after the Other?

  • Damian, why not give him a shot at something?

  • I understand what I'm doing, but I don't understand why.

  • Chairs lined the window, and she saw why.

  • What she didn't understand was why a vamp would consider it his job to remind her of her mission.

  • I'm beginning to understand why the … why your father wants you.

  • She knew what vamps were and what they did; it was why she hated them.

  • If you're free, why are you here?

  • She looked around, curious as to why such a popular site was so quiet.

  • Maybe she can explain to him why you stripped her of weapons.

  • Why don't you leave me your name, and if Mr. Bylun believes it in his best interest, he'll return your call.

  • He really wasn't a man of detail, which was why she was so surprised to see him working as a financial planner.

  • You wanna tell me why I'm here?

  • Why don't we do an old-fashioned house call and come to you?

  • Wow. Why didn't you tell him?

  • I don't know why they say you can't live without them.

  • And why are you dressed like a sadistic teddy bear?

  • Not sure why you'd count at this point.

  • He'd never said why, and Damian didn't ask.

  • Tell me where I am, why I'm here, and what's wrong with me.

  • And why should I be brave?

  • You all kidnapped me, drugged me, dragged me to Arizona—if I'm really in Arizona—and you won't tell me why or what's wrong with me!

  • He didn't ask her why she came but stepped aside and motioned her in.

  • He began to understand why and couldn't help but feel frustrated at having to find a way to win her instead of command her.

  • Why was his night rough?

  • We're good at it, so why not?

  • That's why I like you better.

  • Any cell phone intercepts on why he's in town?

  • He didn't remember when this man had arrived or why he was supposed to remember him.

  • Why do you think she came here?

  • He understood why she'd looked at Dusty before telling him about Claire.

  • Why had he sent her, and where the hell was he?

  • It's why they do what they do, to protect humanity from that fate.

  • Why did they bring you in?

  • Why don't you go spar?

  • I want to know why you killed my brother.

  • Why don't you all sit down?

  • In hindsight, he wondered how he'd ever been fooled or why he'd settle for Claire when there was someone like Sofia out there, who'd love him for him and not for his title.

  • He wondered why he was in the hallway at all and returned to his room.

  • Why didn't she go back to his head, where she was safe?

  • Why did she come to see him?

  • The heaviness of her mind grew, until she wasn't certain why she should resist Darkyn in the first place.

  • Why try to help her, if he knew her destiny already?

  • I … I'm not sure why I should.

  • Why would you kill me?

  • Why are the words so important?

  • That's why I have insurance.

  • Why didn't the idea disgust her like she thought it should?

  • Why wasn't she freaking out?

  • Then why did you tell me what you did?

  • Why is any of this happening? she asked, throat tight.

  • If he fixed me, why can't he fix her?

  • Why is that important to you?

  • There had to be a greater purpose to all of this, a reason why she was trapped.

  • A reason why she was the only light in a very dark place.

  • Why did you have to ruin this, Darkyn?

  • Why couldn't you let me have my victory? she whispered.

  • Why would he want the dealer behind those who hurt her?

  • Why did you make me face Gabriel today?

  • Why? she asked curiously.

  • Why he chose to agree, I don't know.

  • I don't know why he agreed.

  • I mean, why else did you want to ask me out to dinner at the end?

  • Why should I trust this?

  • She wanted to ask him why he chose this spot but was afraid to.

  • Why do I have the feeling he's waiting to collect?

  • She willed her hair shorter and blonde once again, knowing he'd already read her mind and seen the reason why she changed her hair.

  • If you already know, why are you asking me?

  • Why am I stuck in the middle?

  • Her palms were sweaty at the thought of seeing Darkyn's daughter, but she wasn't certain why.

  • The Dawkins brothers and their wives seemed to be continually in each other's faces and the Deans wondered why they bothered to travel together.

  • Or why they were here in the first place, as they expressed zero interest in the beauty of the area; Ouray's main attraction.

  • Why do I need signs if I'm running unopposed?

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FAQs

Why do we use enough? ›

Enough is a determiner, a pronoun or an adverb. We use enough to mean 'as much as we need or want'.

How do you use enough in a sentence? ›

Example Sentences

Adverb I couldn't run fast enough to catch up with her. She's old enough to know better. Are you rich enough to retire? That's good enough for me.

Why is enough an adverb? ›

Enough is an adjective that describes something that is adequate for an intended purpose. Enough is also used as an adverb to mean sufficiently or fully. Enough also has senses as a pronoun and an interjection. Enough describes something as being adequate or sufficient.

In what kind of sentences are enough used? ›

Enough is used in negative sentences to mean less than sufficient or less than necessary.

How do you put enough? ›

Answer: Place enough after an adjective or adverb, but before a noun. Margaret isn't well enough to attend. The restaurant didn't have enough staff.

What is a meaning of enough? ›

as much as is necessary; in the amount or to the degree needed: Is there enough dessert/Are there enough desserts for everyone?

What word goes with enough? ›

  • abundance.
  • adequacy.
  • ampleness.
  • competence.
  • plenitude.
  • sufficiency.
  • ample supply.
  • right amount.

What can I use instead of enough? ›

Some common synonyms of enough are adequate, competent, and sufficient. While all these words mean "being what is necessary or desirable," enough is less exact in suggestion than sufficient. do you have enough food?

How do you use Enough said? ›

If you say 'enough said', you mean that what you have just said is enough to make a point clear, and that there is no need to say any more. My husband is a jazz musician. Enough said.

Why Enough is used after adjective? ›

When enough is after the adjective (big enough envelopes), it describes the adjective – the envelopes are too small. When enough is before the adjective (enough big envelopes), it describes the noun phrase – we have some big envelopes, but we need more.

What type of adverb is enough? ›

Adverbs of degree are usually placed before the adjective, adverb, or verb that they modify, although there are some exceptions. The words "too", "enough", "very", and "extremely" are examples of adverbs of degree.

What are the 4 types of sentences with examples? ›

The 4 English Sentence Types
formfunction
1declarativestatement: It tells us something
2interrogativequestion: It asks us something
3imperativecommand: It tells us to do something
4exclamativeexclamation: It expresses surprise

Would you be kind enough in a sentence? ›

For example

"Would you be so kind as to help me cross the road?" "Of course. May I take your hand?" "Would you be kind enough to bring me a pot of tea, please?"

What is the 4 types of sentences? ›

There are four types of sentences: simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex.

How do you say true enough? ›

  1. absolute.
  2. indisputable.
  3. self-evident.
  4. undeniable.
  5. unequivocal.
  6. unmistakable.
  7. accurate.
  8. authentic.

What type of adjective is enough? ›

Enough as an adjective.

Used as a quantifier adjective, enough is not really a problem word. However it can only be used as an attributive adjective (one that stands before the noun it qualifies); it cannot be used as a predicative adjective (after the verb to be or similar verbs).

What is just enough? ›

phrase. DEFINITIONS1. enough but no more than that. She had just enough money to pay for her bus ticket. Synonyms and related words.

What's another word for more than enough? ›

plentiful, ample, abundant, bountiful describe a more than adequate supply of something. plentiful suggests an over-adequate quantity: a plentiful supply.

How do you write enough is enough? ›

Examples of enough is enough
  1. To use a famous phrase, enough is enough.
  2. It is a good example of the way in which reservists are disadvantaged and of why they might decide that enough is enough and leave.
  3. I suggest that this is an increase too far—enough is enough.
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What is enough said mean? ›

informal. used in speech to say that one understands what someone is telling him or her and no further information is needed. "Is he in good condition?" "Well, he ran in a marathon last month." "Enough said."

What are 10 examples of adverbs? ›

abnormally absentmindedly accidentally actually adventurously afterwards almost always annually anxiously arrogantly awkwardly bashfully beautifully bitterly bleakly blindly blissfully boastfully boldly bravely briefly brightly briskly broadly busily calmly carefully carelessly cautiously certainly cheerfully clearly ...

Is enough positive or negative? ›

We use enough to express that something is or isn't the right degree or amount. We put it after an adjective or verb. It's adjective + enough in positive sentences and questions or not + adjective + enough in negative sentences. Is it warm enough for you in here?

What are 5 examples complex sentences? ›

Examples of Complex Sentences
  • Because he was late again, he would be docked a day's pay.
  • While I am a passionate basketball fan, I prefer football.
  • Although she was considered smart, she failed all her exams.
  • Whenever it rains, I like to wear my blue coat.
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What is a simple sentence 5 examples? ›

Simple Sentences

Examples of simple sentences include the following: Joe waited for the train. The train was late. Mary and Samantha took the bus.

What is the four conditional sentence? ›

General truth – If I eat breakfast, I feel good all day. Future event – If I have a test tomorrow, I will study tonight. Hypothetical situation – If I had a million dollars, I would buy a boat! Hypothetical outcome – If I had prepared for the interview, I would have gotten the job.

Would be enough in a sentence? ›

But if I am a thing so constituted as to live only to now, would that be enough?" I reflected on what I had seen and done, and concluded that it would be enough.

Could you please kind enough meaning? ›

used for asking someone to do something in a very polite and formal way.

Would be good enough means? ›

used as a polite way of asking someone for a favor. Would you be good enough to show me the way?

What is the four sentence rule? ›

THE FOUR SENTENCE RULE: You can be too assertive or too energetic. Extraverts can be too talkative or domineering and can not to listen enough. proceedings is the “four sentence” rule: Whatever you have to say, limit yourself to four sentences.

What makes a simple sentence? ›

A simple sentence contains a subject and a verb, and it may also have an object and modifiers. However, it contains only one independent clause.

What are the 4 components of a good sentence? ›

Basic Sentence Structure
  • BASIC SENTENCE STRUCTURE. ...
  • SUBJECT.
  • The subject of a sentence is the person, place, or thing that is performing the action of the sentence. ...
  • PREDICATE.
  • The predicate expresses action or being within the sentence. ...
  • DIRECT OBJECT.
  • The direct object receives the action of the sentence. ...
  • INDIRECT OBJECT.

Why do people say you are enough? ›

You are enough means that you don't have to strive to become more worthy, more valid, more acceptable, or more loved. You already are all of those things. There are things you might want to be more of.

Is it rude to say enough? ›

You say That's enough to tell someone, especially a child, to stop behaving in a silly, noisy, or unpleasant way. Whereas, Enough gives more angry vibes because it, as we know, means something in an adequate amount. Therefore, saying only a single word (and that also in another reference) Enough is a bit rude.

Why is enough a pronoun? ›

Enough as an adjective.

However it can only be used as an attributive adjective (one that stands before the noun it qualifies); it cannot be used as a predicative adjective (after the verb to be or similar verbs). When enough stands alone following the verb to be, or other verbs, it is being used as a pronoun.

Is enough formal or informal? ›

Remember, 'enough' as well is considered informal and the formal term for it is 'sufficient'.

What is the synonym word of enough? ›

Some common synonyms of enough are adequate, competent, and sufficient. While all these words mean "being what is necessary or desirable," enough is less exact in suggestion than sufficient.

What does enough mean in a relationship? ›

The “Good Enough” Relationship

In a good enough relationship, people have high expectations for how they're treated. They expect to be treated with kindness, love, affection, and respect. They do not tolerate emotional or physical abuse. They expect their partner to be loyal.

How do you make someone feel enough? ›

Our relationships with ourselves and with others can make us feel like we're not good enough – but they don't have to.
...
In a four-step process, it can do the same for you.
  1. Step 1: Face your fears. ...
  2. Step 2: Become accountable. ...
  3. Step 3: Re-focus on your goals. ...
  4. Step 4: Create a personalized plan.

What type of word is enough? ›

The word enough can be used as an adjective, an adverb or with a noun. It can even be used as a pronoun.

Is enough a adjective or adverb? ›

Enough means “the necessary amount.” It can be used as an adjective and it can also be used as an adverb.

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