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Definition of When

  • At what time; -- used interrogatively.
  • At what time; at, during, or after the time that; at or just after, the moment that; -- used relatively.
  • While; whereas; although; -- used in the manner of a conjunction to introduce a dependent adverbial sentence or clause, having a causal, conditional, or adversative relation to the principal proposition; as, he chose to turn highwayman when he might have continued an honest man; he removed the tree when it was the best in the grounds.
  • Which time; then; -- used elliptically as a noun.

How to use when in a sentence. When pronunciation.

And when he's seen it fall at last, he'll remember but the fun of the chase; and the bird may get to its tree-top again-if it can-if it can-if it can, my lord!
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When I asked Soolsby how it came he had been rumoured dead, he said that he himself had been the cause of it; but for what purpose he would not say, save that he was going a long voyage, and had made up his mind to return no more.
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And tell him who is beyond and away in Egypt that old Soolsby's busy making a chair for him to sit in when the scarlet cloth is spread, and the East and West come to salaam before him.
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When he had brought the influence of the British Consulate to bear, promises were made, doors were opened wide, and Pasha and Bey offered him coffee and talked to him sympathetically.
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But a strong man here at the head, with a sword in his hand, peace in his heart, who'd be just and poor-how can you make officials honest when you take all you can get yourself-!
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Achmet is cruel as a tiger to any one that stands in his way; Nahoum, the whale, only opens out to swallow now and then; but when Nahoum does open out, down goes Jonah, and never comes up again.
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The Prince Pasha had settled that with David, however, at their first meeting, when David had kept on his hat and offered Kaid his hand.
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What his object was in summoning David for an hour when all the court and all the official Europeans should be already present, remained to be seen.
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He was now set to see what sort of match this intellect could play, when faced by the inherent contradictions present in all truths or the solutions of all problems.
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He could shrug his shoulders and play with his beads, and urbanely explain his own helplessness and ineligibility when his influence was summoned, or it was sought to entangle him in warring interests.
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Familiar with the Palace, and bribing when it was necessary to bribe, Foorgat Bey had evidently brought her to see the function, there where all women were forbidden.
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It had been chief among the chances he had taken when he entered the high and perilous service of Kaid.
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When he had gone, Nahoum swung slowly round and faced the agitated groups.
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When Nahoum left the great salon, he directed his steps towards the quarters of the Chief Eunuch, thinking of David, with a vague desire for pursuit and conflict.
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He nodded his head, and was about to close the doors and turn away, when his quick ear detected footsteps again in the garden.
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Only when the shadows lengthen may he be stricken.
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When a man was gone none troubled.
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Their lands, houses, and palm- trees would be taxed still, when they would reap no more.
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Mechanically he had put it in his pocket when he dressed in the morning.
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When, in the night, I heard Uncle Benn calling, when in the Meeting-house voices said, 'Come away, come away, and labour, thou art idle,' I could hear my heart beat in the ardour to be off.
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Examples of When

Example #1
That is what his father was, the last Earl, and that is what he is who left my door but now.
Example #2
A poor sparrow on a tree-top, if you tell him he must not have it, he will hunt it down the world till it is his, as though it was a bird of paradise.
Example #3
Well, it was so strange, and it fixed itself upon my mind so deeply, and thy writings at the hut have been so much in my hands and in my mind, that I have put it all down here.
Example #4
But the years go on, and friends have an end.
Example #5
And now, David, I have told thee all, nearly.
Example #6
And he would say no more, but would walk with me even to my father's door.