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whencesoever Line breaks: whence|so¦ever
Pronunciation: /ˌwɛnssəʊˈɛvə/

Definition of whencesoever in English:

relative adverb

formal or , archaic
From whatever place or source.
Example sentences
  • ‘O man, whosoever thou art and whencesoever thou comest, for I know that thou wilt come, I am Cyrus, and I won for the Persians their empire.’
  • Therefore it must be inferred that good counsels, whencesoever they come, are born of the wisdom of the prince, and not the wisdom of the prince from good counsels.
  • Whencesoever thou comest forth (for prayer, O Muhammad) turn thy face toward the Inviolable Place of Worship.

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