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Inherited from Middle English whidersoevere; synchronically whither + soever.
- Rhymes: -ɛvə(ɹ)
whithersoever (not comparable)
- (archaic) To what place soever; wherever.
- Synonym: anywhither
- 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), London: […] Robert Barker, […], →OCLC, Matthew 8:19, column 1:
- And a certaine Scribe came, and ſaid vnto him, Maſter, I will follow thee whitherſoeuer thou goeſt.
- 1749, Henry Fielding, “XII. Containing Love Letters, &c.”, in The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, volume II, London: A[ndrew] Millar, […], →OCLC, book VI, page 305:
- JONES was commanded to leave the Houſe immediately, and told, that his Clothes and every thing elſe ſhould be ſent to him whitherſoever he ſhould order them.
- 1876, Mark Twain [pseudonym; Samuel Langhorne Clemens], chapter XXXV, in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Hartford, Conn.: The American Publishing Company, →OCLC, page 270:
- […] whithersoever he turned, the bars and shackles of civilization shut him in and bound him hand and foot.
- 1886 October – 1887 January, H[enry] Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure, London: Longmans, Green, and Co., published 1887, →OCLC:
- [T]he flaming pillar slowly twisted and thundered off whithersoever it passes to in the bowels of the great earth, leaving Ayesha standing where it had been.
- 1926, H.P. Lovecraft, Weird Tales, 8, No.3, 373-80.
- But again I thought of the emptiness and horror of reality, and boldly prepared to follow whithersoever I might be led.
to what place soever