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Webster's Dictionary 1828


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Whither

WHITHER, adverb

1. To what place, interrogatively. whither goest thou?

WHITHER away so fast?

2. To what place, absolutely.

I strayd, I knew not whither

3. To which place, relatively.

WHITHER when as they came, they fell at words.

4. To what point or degree.

5. Whithersoever.

First Occurrence in the Bible(KJV): Genesis 16:8