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[hwith-er-soh-ev-er, with-]
conjunction Archaic.
  1. to whatsoever place.
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Origin of whithersoever

1200–50; Middle English, equivalent to whitherso whithersoever (Old English swā hwider swā) + ever ever
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Historical Examples of whithersoever

  • By this pathway mankind is to travel, whithersoever it leads.

    Latin America and the United States

    Elihu Root

  • Working his will whithersoever he fancies, unseen, unknown but for his sobriquet.

    The Night Riders

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • Go, and take with you, whithersoever you go, the good wishes of Nicias!


    Anatole France

  • The passage, whithersoever it led, had been disused for years.

    Major Vigoureux

    A. T. Quiller-Couch

  • He went to Egypt, then escaped, God promising to keep him whithersoever he went.

British Dictionary definitions for whithersoever


adverb, conjunction
  1. archaic, or poetic to whichever place
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