whensoever

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

when +‎ soever

Adverb[edit]

whensoever (not comparable)

  1. whenever; at any time at all
    • 1602, William Shakespeare, Hamlet, act V scene 2:
      Now or whensoever, provided I be so able as now.
    • 1672, Sir Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica:
      Again, whereas men affirm they perceive an addition of ponderosity in dead bodies, comparing them usually unto blocks and stones, whensoever they lift or carry them; this accessional preponderancy is rather in appearance than reality.