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English Reference for wake (わけ)

Kanji
Kana
りゆう
riyuu
わけ
wake
Definitions
noun reason, pretext, motive
Example sentences
His primary reason for going out was to see Patty
I refused it for private reasons
I am ignorant of the reason for their quarrel
Tell me the reason why they are absent
Living organisms had existed on earth, without ever knowing why, for over three thousand million years before the truth finally dawned on one of them
There must be some reason for what he has done
The fact that educated Americans in general no longer share understandable background knowledge is a chief cause of their inability to communicate effectively
I don't see any reason why I have to apologize
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