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whosoever

[hoo-soh-ev-er] /ˌhu soʊˈɛv ər/
pronoun;, possessive whosesoever; objective whomsoever.
1.
whoever; whatever person:
Whosoever wants to apply should write to the bureau.
Origin of whosoever
1175-1225
Middle English word dating back to 1175-1225; See origin at whoso, ever
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  • whosoever, therefore, will altogether justify himself is unjust.

    Albert Durer T. Sturge Moore
  • And who affronts me, monsieur, be he whosoever he may be, renders me satisfaction.

    Bardelys the Magnificent Rafael Sabatini
  • whosoever will save his life shall lose it; whosoever will lose his life shall save it.

    Daily Thoughts Charles Kingsley
  • whosoever repeats this Sra one hundred times can accomplish all his vows.

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell
  • I now am resolved to take a wife, and turn her out to whosoever will take her in.

    Tales from Shakespeare Charles Lamb and Mary Lamb
  • Yes, and whosoever has it about him, bears an enemy in his breast.

  • whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.

    Practical Ethics William DeWitt Hyde
  • Yes, yes; whosoever does well and has confidence in God, may be assured of His protection.

    The Basket of Flowers Christoph von Schmid
British Dictionary definitions for whosoever

whosoever

/ˌhuːsəʊˈɛvə/
pronoun
1.
an archaic or formal word for whoever
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