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[hwith-er-soh-ev-er, with-] /ˌʰwɪð ər soʊˈɛv ər, ˌwɪð-/
conjunction, Archaic.
to whatsoever place.
Origin of whithersoever
1200-50; Middle English, equivalent to whitherso whithersoever (Old English swā hwider swā) + ever ever Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Should wars arise, we will take up our rifles, and march whithersoever she shall direct.

    Greater Britain Charles Wentworth Dilke
  • Working his will whithersoever he fancies, unseen, unknown but for his sobriquet.

    The Night Riders Ridgwell Cullum
  • whithersoever your choice falls, there will we provide the means.

  • Go, and take with you, whithersoever you go, the good wishes of Nicias!

    Thais Anatole France
  • Whencever it may come, whithersoever it may blow, it will be able to germinate.

    The Forerunners Romain Rolland
  • The passage, whithersoever it led, had been disused for years.

    Major Vigoureux A. T. Quiller-Couch
  • The weak man yields at once and lets the appetite or passion or inclination lead him whithersoever it listeth.

    Practical Ethics William DeWitt Hyde
  • Diana told him he was one of those who should know it whithersoever she went.

  • If now you could quit the cold fomentations of care; whithersoever heavenly wisdom would lead you, you would go.

  • For the body is borne by its gravity, as the spirit by love, whithersoever it is borne.

    The City of God, Volume I Aurelius Augustine
British Dictionary definitions for whithersoever


adverb, conjunction
(archaic or poetic) to whichever place
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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