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wherever

[hwair-ev-er, wair-] /ʰwɛərˈɛv ər, wɛər-/
conjunction
1.
in, at, or to whatever place.
2.
in any case or condition:
wherever it is heard of.
adverb
3.
where? (used emphatically):
Wherever did you find that?
Origin of wherever
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English hwǣr ǣfre. See where, ever
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  • wherever I am known, men will tell you that I never break my word.

    The Pagan Madonna Harold MacGrath
  • wherever I glance my eyes, they meet something that pricks them like a needle.

    Old News Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • If Gabriel was tootin', should you turn fust to Elvin Drew, an' go up or down with him, wherever he was 'lected?

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • wherever there was a knot of midnight roisterers, they quaffed her health.

  • wherever he journeyed he was received with honor, for it was now widely known that he had invented the new art of printing.

    Historic Inventions Rupert S. Holland
British Dictionary definitions for wherever

wherever

/wɛərˈɛvə/
pronoun
1.
at, in, or to every place or point which; where: wherever she went, he would be there
2.
(subordinating) in, to, or at whatever place: wherever we go the weather is always bad
adverb
3.
no matter where: I'll find you, wherever you are
4.
(informal) at, in, or to an unknown or unspecified place: I'll go anywhere to escape: London, Paris, or wherever
5.
an intensive form of where, used in questions: wherever can they be?
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Word Origin and History for wherever
adv.

late 13c., ware euere, from where + ever.

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