- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /huːsəʊˈɛvə/
- (US) IPA(key): /huːsoʊˈɛvɚ/
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- Rhymes: -ɛvə(r)
- Whichever person; whoever.
- 1595 December 9 (first known performance), [William Shakespeare], The Tragedie of King Richard the Second. […] (First Quarto), London: […] Valentine Simmes for Androw Wise, […], published 1597, OCLC 213833262, [Act V, scene iii]:
- If thou do pardon whoſoeuer pray, / More ſinnes for this forgiueneſs proſper may: […]
- 1840 May 5, Thomas Carlyle, “Lecture I. The Hero as Divinity. Odin. Paganism: Scandinavian Mythology.”, in On Heroes, Hero-Worship and The Heroic in History, London: Chapman and Hall, […], published 1840, OCLC 874416277, page 8:
- This world, after all our science and sciences, is still a miracle; wonderful, inscrutable, magical and more, to whosoever will think of it.