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Success is getting and achieving what you want. Happiness is wanting and being content with what you get.
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Etymology

Middle English < Old English hwȳ.

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Adverb

why (not comparable)

Positive
why

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. For what reason.
    Why did you do that?

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Conjunction

why

  1. The reason that.
    I don’t know why he did that.

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Noun

Singular
why

Plural
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why ({{{1}}})
  1. The reason.
    A good article will cover the who, the what, the when, the where, the why and the how.

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Interjection

why

  1. Exclamation of surprise.
    Why, I think it would work fine!

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