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[hwen-air, wen-, hwuh n-, wuh n-] /ʰwɛnˈɛər, wɛn-, ʰwən-, wən-/
conjunction, Literary.
whenever (def 1). Unabridged
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Historical Examples
  • In the next place, whene'er we meet in the Mall, I desire you to "Humph!"

    Thomas Otway Thomas Otway
  • They spake, whene'er he wished it, / full glad to come were they.

  • You cannot find a stick of wood On all this prairie wide; whene'er you eat you've got to stand Or sit on some old bull hide.

    Cowboy Songs Various
  • whene'er a mule shall mount upon the Median throne, Then, and not till then, shall great Crœsus fear to lose his own.

    Cyrus the Great Jacob Abbott
  • Such tragedies, such pitiful sights, wring the heart every day, "whene'er I take my walks abroad" in the streets of London.

  • And let the Wassail Cup abound, whene'er the mummers' time comes round.

    The Peace Egg and Other tales Juliana Horatia Ewing
  • For, had I done't, whene'er she'd scold me, She'd make the heavens too hot to hold me.

    The Punster's Pocket-book Charles Molloy Westmacott
  • whene'er the kings so mighty / rode o'er their broad domain, Then of valiant warriors / they took a stately train.

  • whene'er doth fortune favor / Kriemhild in aught, That shall I gladly grant her, / for sister dear is she.

  • Pray let us make the best of our way from this cursed place, and whene'er I bray again, may I be as well punished for it.

    The History of Don Quixote de la Mancha Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
British Dictionary definitions for whene'er


adverb, conjunction
a poetic contraction of whenever
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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