[hwens-soh-ev-er, wens-]

Origin of whencesoever

1505–15; modeled on wheresoever; see whence
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Historical Examples of whencesoever

  • The man said to him: "Welcome to you, whencesoever you may have come."

    Aino Folk-Tales

    Basil Hall Chamberlain

  • Whencesoever it arose, it could not endure the test of deliberation.

    Wieland; or The Transformation

    Charles Brockden Brown

  • From whencesoever the inspiration of them came, inspiration it was and no invention.

    William Blake

    Algernon Charles Swinburne

  • The thoughts are there, and ours, Let us open our hearts lovingly to receive them, from whencesoever they may have come.


    Charles Kingsley

  • We concluded that whencesoever it came there was a foundry, and that work was done in hollow form.

British Dictionary definitions for whencesoever


conjunction, adverb (subordinating) archaic
  1. out of whatsoever place, cause, or origin
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