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[hoom-soh-ev-er] /ˌhum soʊˈɛv ər/
the objective case of whosoever:
Ask whomsoever you like. Inquire of whomsoever you meet.
Origin of whomsoever
1400-50; late Middle English, equivalent to whomso whomsoever (early Middle English swā hwām swā; see whom, so1) + ever ever


[hoo-soh-ev-er] /ˌhu soʊˈɛv ər/
pronoun;, possessive whosesoever; objective whomsoever.
whoever; whatever person:
Whosoever wants to apply should write to the bureau.
1175-1225; Middle English; see whoso, ever Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • whomsoever this fierce poisonous thirst overcomes, in this world, his sufferings increase like the abounding Bîrana grass.

  • Then and there will I hear what this faith is, from him, or from whomsoever they shall appoint.

    Aurelian William Ware
  • And, "whomsoever you thus command, we hereby order that immediately they obey as though it were ourselves."

    1492 Mary Johnston
  • And to whomsoever the child gave the apple, that man should marry the king's daughter.

    The Lilac Fairy Book Andrew Lang
  • The airship is on the market, ready to be purchased by whomsoever will pay the price.

    Historic Inventions Rupert S. Holland
  • He retired precipitately, leaving the field to whomsoever wished it most.

    When Dreams Come True Ritter Brown
  • Where and with whomsoever I have lived I have always been considered to be entirely artless.

    The Queen Pedauque Anatole France
  • You will submit it to Mr. Gifford, and to whomsoever you please besides.

  • (j) After once paying a money-order, by whomsoever presented, the Post-Office is not liable to any further claim.

    Her Majesty's Mails William Lewins
  • Whatsoever you see you will forget; whomsoever you meet you will pass unnoticed.

    Sarchedon G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville
British Dictionary definitions for whomsoever


(archaic or formal) the objective form of whosoever: to whomsoever it may concern


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