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The word is sometimes divided by tmesis: “What things soever ye desire”. (King James Version, Mark 11:24)
whatsoever (not comparable)
- In any way; at all; whatever.
- He gave me no answer whatsoever.
- 1897 December (indicated as 1898), Winston Churchill, chapter I, in The Celebrity: An Episode, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., →OCLC, page 1:
- In the old days, to my commonplace and unobserving mind, he gave no evidences of genius whatsoever. He never read me any of his manuscripts, […], and therefore my lack of detection of his promise may in some degree be pardoned.
- 2019, Dierdre Nicole Green, “'I'm the Bishop!' and other Reflections”, in A Place to Belong, Deseret Book, →ISBN, page 141]:
- ...my father's role as the ecclesiastical leader of our ward gave me no license whatsoever to expect obedience from my agemates?
in any way
- (archaic or literary) Whatever.
- Whatsoever you seek, you will find.
- c. 1613–1621, Francis Bacon, The judicial charge upon the commission of Oyer and Terminer held for the verge of the Court
- […] I must require you to use diligence in presenting especially those purloinings and imbezlements, which are of plate, vessel, or whatsoever within the King's house.