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quam ob rem

(less correctly quamobrem).— Interrog, for what reason? on what account? wherefore? why?: sors ducitur, quam ob rem?: quaesivit, quam ob rem venissent: cum quaereret quam ob rem Ariovistus non decertaret, Cs.— Relat., on account of which, wherefore, why: Multae sunt causae, quam ob rem cupio abducere, T.: verum illud est, quam ob rem haec commemorem. —Colloq., of a person: is, quam ob rem huc veneram, Rus abiit, for whose sake, T.—In transition, and for this reason, and therefore: quam ob rem quaeso a vobis, etc.

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