What does the word Whereas mean?

Usage examples for Whereas

  1. For had she done so poor Princess Baby would have burst into loud sobs; it was a very sore point with her that she had never had a mamma at all, whereas all the others, even Butter- ball, were perfectly sure they could remember their mother. – A Christmas Posy by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
  2. Whereas, here was a fine carl with red lips and a black beard- unmarried too. – Sidonia The Sorceress V1 by William Mienhold
  3. Pethel looked so very young for his age, whereas she would have had to be really old to look young for hers. – James Pethel by Max Beerbohm