- the objective case of whoever: She questioned whomever she met. Whomever she spoke to, she was invariably polite.
Origin of whomever
- whatever person; anyone that: Whoever did it should be proud. Ask whoever is there. Tell it to whomever you like.
- no matter who: I won't do it, whoever asks.
- who? what person? (used to express astonishment, disbelief, disdain, etc.): Whoever is that? Whoever told you such a thing?
Origin of whoever
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Examples from the Web for whomever
Which is to say, legally speaking, an individual can share their test results with whomever they choose.Risky Business or None of Your Business? Gay XXX Films and the Condom Question
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The only thing these “tests” reveal is a window into the foolish psyche of whomever applies them.Ex-NFL Linebacker: We Talk Around Race, Not About It
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He added, “We will go to whomever we can partner with to deal with the immediate threat.”Iran Offers Iraq ‘Everything it Needs’ to Fight ISIS
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On Mondays and Thursdays, meals are served at 5pm to whomever comes—no questions asked.A Dickensian Christmas For Greece’s New Poor
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And my partner of the moment - whomever I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.Benedict Cumberbatch’s Revealing Reddit AMA: On Julian Assange’s Letter and Fame
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She could leave it to whomever she liked when her turn came.Dust
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There would be nothing left to tell the secret to whomever might come.
Whomever Norby thought could be of service, he did not hesitate to use.The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa
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Wrongs there certainly had been in his life, by whomever committed.Northern Lights
Wherever she went and whomever she was speaking to, she felt his eyes upon her.War and Peace
- the objective form of whoeverI'll hire whomever I can find
- any person who; anyone thatwhoever wants it can have it
- no matter whoI'll come round tomorrow, whoever may be here
- an intensive form of who, used in questionswhoever could have thought that?
- informal an unknown or unspecified persongive those to John, or Cathy, or whoever
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Word Origin and History for whomever
late Old English hwa efre.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper