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[hoo-soh] /ˈhu soʊ/
pronoun;, objective whomso.
whosoever; whoever.
Origin of whoso
early Middle English
1125-75; Middle English, early Middle English hwa swa, Old English (swā) hwā swā. See who, so1 Unabridged
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  • But whoso is heroic will always find crises to try his edge.

    Essays, First Series Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • I follow the high omen, whoso thou art that callest me to arms.'

  • whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist,” Emerson says.

    Mary Wollstonecraft Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  • That whoso he be, we would have him in all things worthy of thee, Pen.

  • Here and there I may cite them; but whoso will know FitzGerald must go to the fountain-head.

    Two Suffolk Friends Francis Hindes Groome
  • And it fleeteth—fleeteth ever; whoso would be joyful—let him!

    Romola George Eliot
  • whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future.

    Familiar Quotations John Bartlett
  • whoso seeks aught but God from God is no chaste bride of God.

    Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln

    Charles L. Marson
  • And whoso desired to do battle with the Red Knight must blow that horn loudly.

British Dictionary definitions for whoso


an archaic word for whoever
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