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Definition for that reason (what follows is so because of what was just said)
  • Kim is taller than Ashley. Ashley is taller than Anna. Therefore, Kim is taller than Anna.
therefore = for that reason
  • We reduced locations where mosquito eggs can mature and therefore reduced the number of mosquitoes.
  • therefore = for that reason
  • It has not been approved for use in this country. Therefore, you cannot buy it here.
  • therefore = for that reason
  • Zuckerman thinks Wilbur is an unusual pig, and therefore he won't want to kill him and eat him.
    E. B. White  --  Charlotte's Web
  • therefore = for that reason
  • He still maintained, however, that Atticus hadn't said we couldn't, therefore we could; and if Atticus ever said we couldn't, Jem had thought of a way around it: he would simply change the names of the characters and then we couldn't be accused of playing anything.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • therefore = for that reason
  • And anyway, for the people, there was another reason to leave the wood to itself: it belonged to the Fosters, the owners of the touch-me-not cottage, and was therefore private property in spite of the fact that it lay outside the fence and was perfectly accessible.
    Natalie Babbitt  --  Tuck Everlasting
  • therefore = for that reason
  • Nobody except squirrels can get walnuts whole out of walnut shells every time. ... Therefore I have to have squirrels to do the job.
    Roald Dahl  --  Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
  • therefore = for that reason
  • Wilbur's food is your food; therefore Wilbur's destiny and your destiny are closely linked.
    E. B. White  --  Charlotte's Web
  • therefore = for that reason
  • She has only a short time to live. She cannot accompany us home, because of her condition. Therefore, it is absolutely necessary that I take her egg sac with me.
    E. B. White  --  Charlotte's Web
  • therefore = for those reasons
  • I watch these girls with interest; they are girls who did not get work positions and therefore will float around wherever they are needed for a time.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • My lighter, more superficial side will always steal a march on the deeper side and therefore always win.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • He had confided in Neeley that he, McGarrity, was a man who had his ear to the ground and was therefore in a position to hear prohibition coming.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Therefore go for a favor.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • I needed, therefore, to question an adult who might know everything, and between lightning and chickens, I could slip in a question on kittens.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • I was young, but not too young to realize that it was a forbidden object in the Abnegation faction, a useless and therefore a self-indulgent one.
    Veronica Roth  --  Allegiant
  • It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • But that would be a small see, and therefore would not work for the purposes of humor.
    Terry Pratchett  --  Nation
  • Therefore put money in thy purse.
    Eugene O'Neill  --  Long Day's Journey into Night
  • If, therefore, you wish to construe what my silence "betokened," you must construe that I consented, not that I denied.
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • Therefore, under us and under the High King, you shall be King of Narnia, Lord of Cair Paravel, and Emperor of the Lone Islands.
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia

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