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whensoever

[hwen-soh-ev-er, wen-] /ˌʰwɛn soʊˈɛv ər, ˌwɛn-/
adverb, conjunction
1.
at whatsoever time.
Origin of whensoever
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English, equivalent to whenso (modeled on whereso; see wheresoever) + ever ever
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Examples from the Web for whensoever
Historical Examples
  • Be not therefore ashamed, whensoever thou must use the help of others.

    Meditations Marcus Aurelius
  • The clergy clap John Ball into prison for such words, whensoever they may.

    Long Will Florence Converse
  • In steamboats, in hotels, it is the same, whensoever a male creature enters.

    Folly as It Flies Fanny Fern
  • And whensoever I opened my mouth, straightways the ungodly began to crow.

    The Comic English Grammar Percival Leigh
  • For whensoever he had last worn this suit, this bracelet was put in the pocket of it.

    The Riddle of the Night Thomas W. Hanshew
  • For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good; but me ye have not always.

    "Granny's Chapters" Lady Mary Ross
  • For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always.

    Walks and Words of Jesus M. N. Olmsted
  • And the witnesses shall not refuse, whensoever they shall be called.

  • I tell you to thank God also, whensoever you are punished for your sins.

    Sermons for the Times Charles Kingsley
  • For the poor you have always with you: and whensoever you will, you may do them good: but me you have not always.

British Dictionary definitions for whensoever

whensoever

/ˌwɛnsəʊˈɛvə/
conjunction, adverb
1.
(rare) an intensive form of whenever
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