[hwen-soh-ev-er, wen-]

adverb, conjunction

at whatsoever time.

Origin of whensoever

1275–1325; Middle English, equivalent to whenso (modeled on whereso; see wheresoever) + ever ever
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Examples from the Web for whensoever

Historical Examples of whensoever

  • Be not therefore ashamed, whensoever thou must use the help of others.


    Marcus Aurelius

  • The clergy clap John Ball into prison for such words, whensoever they may.

    Long Will

    Florence Converse

  • In steamboats, in hotels, it is the same, whensoever a male creature enters.

  • And whensoever I opened my mouth, straightways the ungodly began to crow.

  • For whensoever he had last worn this suit, this bracelet was put in the pocket of it.

    The Riddle of the Night

    Thomas W. Hanshew

British Dictionary definitions for whensoever


conjunction, adverb

rare an intensive form of whenever
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