WHETHER in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of WHETHER
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
whether
 conj.  expressing a doubt or choice between alternatives
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  You have left me no power to consider whether I am just to you or not.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 10
2  The ball had entered my shoulder, and I knew not whether it had remained there or passed through; at any rate I had no means of extracting it.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 16
3  Tell me, therefore, whether you object to an immediate solemnization of the marriage.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 18
4  At one time I considered whether I should not declare myself guilty and suffer the penalty of the law, less innocent than poor Justine had been.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 21
5  If the monster executed his threat, death was inevitable; yet, again, I considered whether my marriage would hasten my fate.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 22
6  As the period fixed for our marriage drew nearer, whether from cowardice or a prophetic feeling, I felt my heart sink within me.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 22
7  I write to you, encompassed by peril and ignorant whether I am ever doomed to see again dear England and the dearer friends that inhabit it.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
8  I hardly know whether I shall have the power to detail it; yet the tale which I have recorded would be incomplete without this final and wonderful catastrophe.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
9  Some time toward midnight Tom Buchanan and Mrs. Wilson stood face to face discussing in impassioned voices whether Mrs. Wilson had any right to mention Daisy's name.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 2
10  So I didn't know whether or not Gatsby went to Coney Island or for how many hours he "glanced into rooms" while his house blazed gaudily on.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 5
11  And now she's going whether she wants to or not.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 7
12  As to any other kind of discipline, whether addressed to her mind or heart, little Pearl might or might not be within its reach, in accordance with the caprice that ruled the moment.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In VI. PEARL
13  Little Pearl's unwonted mood of sentiment lasted no longer; she laughed, and went capering down the hall so airily, that old Mr. Wilson raised a question whether even her tiptoes touched the floor.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In VIII. THE ELF-CHILD AND THE MINISTER
14  Ah," replied Roger Chillingworth, with that quietness, which, whether imposed or natural, marked all his deportment, "it is thus that a young clergyman is apt to speak.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In IX. THE LEECH
15  There can be, if I forbode aright, no power, short of the Divine mercy, to disclose, whether by uttered words, or by type or emblem, the secrets that may be buried in the human heart.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In X. THE LEECH AND HIS PATIENT
Example Sentence: (185 in 13 pages)
16  Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.
17  I detest racialism, because I regard it as a barbaric thing, whether it comes from a black man or a white man.
18  The members of the town coucil disputed for hours about whether to build a new museum.
19  I wasn't sure whether to treat her words as a jest.
20  I doubted whether the story is true.
21  She couldn't decide whether he was telling the truth or not.
22  She wondered whether she had made the right move in telling the truth.
23  It is arguable whether the rebels will knuckle under.
24  Employers usually decide within five minutes whether someone is suitable for the job.
25  It all boils down to whether you want to go or not.
26  Whatever is going to happen will happen, whether we worry or not.
27  He wots not whether he bears the earth, or the earth him.
28  I sometimes wonder whether the greater rule of all is --- to know how to please.
29  A thief is a thief, whether he steals a diamond or a cucumber.
30  The moon is a moon whether it shines or not.