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CONJUNCTIONS. Where for "whereas"

Where is frequently used metaphorically as we now use whereas.

“It (the belly) did remain
I' the midst o' the body idle and unactive
. . . . . where the other instruments
Did see and hear, devise, &c.

for "whereas the other instruments did," &c. Comp. Coriol. i. 10. 13.

So Lear, i. 2. 89; Rich. II. iii. 2. 185.

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