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[hoo-soh-ev-er] /ˌhu soʊˈɛv ər/
pronoun;, possessive whosesoever; objective whomsoever.
whoever; whatever person:
Whosoever wants to apply should write to the bureau.
Origin of whosoever
Middle English word dating back to 1175-1225; See origin at whoso, ever Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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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


an archaic or formal word for whoever
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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