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Whatsoever, 1) whatever: “till w. star that guides my moving points on me graciously,” Sonn. 26, 9. “w. I have merited,” Wiv. II, 2, 210. “upon any complaint w.” Meas. II, 1, 261. IV, 2, 123. Err. V, 305. Ado II, 2, 6. Shr. II, 126. H5 II, 2, 111. R3 I, 1, 108 (Ff whatsoe'er). H8 III, 2, 343. Cor. II, 1, 235 “(as if that w. god who leads him were slily crept into his human powers).” Caes. V, 3, 39. Hml. I, 2, 249 (Q2. 3 whatsomever). cf. Soever.
2) whoever: “as any man in Illyria, w. he be, under the degree of my betters,” Tw. I, 3, 124. “w. thou art, thou art but a scurvy fellow,” III, 4, 163 (Sir Andrew's speeches). “Leonatus! a banished rascal; and he's another, w. he be,” Cymb. II, 1, 43 (Cloten's speech).
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