whosoever

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who +‎ soever

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whosoever (objective whomsoever, possessive whosesoever)

  1. whichever person; whoever
    • 1597William Shakespeare, Richard II v 3
      If thou do pardon, whosoever pray,
      More sins for this forgiveness prosper may.
    • 1611King James Version of the Bible, Luke 6:47
      "Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like"
    • 18??Thomas Carlyle, On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History
      This world, after all our science and sciences, is still a miracle wonderful, inscrutable, magical and more, to whosoever will think of it.
    • 1982Michael Jackson, Thriller
      Whosoever shall be found without the soul for getting down, must stand and face the hounds of hell

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