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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
This is why I hate him
The reasons for our failure are as follows
Over-sleeping is no excuse for being late
The only reason for the existence of a novel is that it does attempt to represent life
I see no reason why I shouldn't accept her offer
For what reason did you cry
The village is now very different from what it was ten years ago
Foreign investors backed off because of regional political unrest
Mary had every reason to be satisfied
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