Soever
Soever So*ev"er A word compounded of so and ever, used in composition with who, what, where, when, how, etc., and indicating any out of all possible or supposable persons, things, places, times, ways, etc. It is sometimes used separate from the pronoun or adverb. [1913 Webster]

For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required. --Luke xii. 48. [1913 Webster]

What great thing soever a man proposed to do in his life, he should think of achieving it by fifty. --Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster]


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  • soever — [sō ev′ər] adv. [see SO1 & EVER] 1. in any way; to any extent or degree: usually following how and an adjective [how dark soever the night may be] 2. of any kind; at all; whatever [no rest soever] …   English World dictionary

  • -soever — [sō ev′ər] combining form any (person, thing, time, place, manner, etc.) of all those possible: added, for emphasis or generalization, to who, what, when …   Universalium

  • -soever — [sō ev′ər] combining form any (person, thing, time, place, manner, etc.) of all those possible: added, for emphasis or generalization, to who, what, when, where, how, etc …   English World dictionary

  • soever — adverb Etymology: soever (as in howsoever) Date: 12th century 1. to any possible or known extent used after an adjective preceded by how or a superlative preceded by the < how fair soever she may be > < the most selfish soever in this world > 2.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • -soever — comb. form (added to relative pronouns, adverbs, and adjectives) of any kind; to any extent (whatsoever; howsoever). * * * so|ev|er «soh EHV uhr», adverb. 1. in any case; in any way; in any degree: »to persist no matter how long soever the task… …   Useful english dictionary

  • soever — so•ev•er [[t]soʊˈɛv ər[/t]] adv. 1) of any kind; in any way (usu. prec. by who, what, when, where, or how): Choose what thing soever you please[/ex] 2) whatever; at all: nothing new soever[/ex] • Etymology: 1510–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • soever — /soh ev euhr/, adv. at all; in any case; of any kind; in any way (used with generalizing force after who, what, when, where, how, any, all, etc., sometimes separated by intervening words): Choose what thing soever you please. [1510 20; SO1 +… …   Universalium

  • soever — /soʊˈɛvə / (say soh evuh) adverb Archaic at all; in any case; of any kind; in any way: cannot be done in any way soever …   Australian English dictionary

  • soever — adv. literary of any kind; to any extent (how great soever it may be) …   Useful english dictionary

  • soever — adverb /səʊˈɛvɛ/ In any fashion, of any kind; used for emphasis after words such as how, what, which etc. See Also: whatsoever, whosoever, whomsoever …   Wiktionary

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