American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See who and what.
- pro. Of whom, belonging to whom; used as an interrogative pronoun.
- pro. Of whom, belonging to whom; used as a relative pronoun.
- pro. Of which, belonging to which; used as a relative pronoun.
GNU Webster's 1913
- Genitive of who, from Old English hwæs, the genitive of hwa, from Proto-Germanic *hwaz, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷis (Wiktionary)
- Middle English whos, from Old English hwæs. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In the conjoint relation plain whose is always used, as in whose hat is that?”
“The horse in the light of an useful beast, fit for the plough, the road, the draft; in every social useful light, the horse has nothing sublime; but is it thus that we are affected with him, _whose neck is clothed with thunder, the glory of whose nostrils is terrible, who swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage, neither believeth that it is the sound of the trumpet_?”
“A nation whose ships are shut out from every port, and whose* envoys are exel uded from every Cabinet! — a StatQ which has lost all political influence, which has not a single ally, which is, in short, reduced to carry on a smuggling trade with great squa - drons, as the only means which remains for enabling its merchants to get rid of a part of their merchandizes!”
“Money is trickling back to the labels: A label whose videos rack up 10 million streams on Vevo could collect around $70,000.”
“No oracular revelations, though I did enjoy his definition of merchant banking, a term whose meaning had always eluded me.”
“There are, it seems, still women prepared to pay €3,000 (£2,600) for a fox-trimmed suede skirt or €75 (£65) for a small milk jug, even from a label whose lustre could do with a polish.”
“It was oversized and it was utilitarian as you would expect from Acne - after all this is a label whose heart lies in the wearable and thus the covetable.”
“A label whose status rested on the genius of a designer who died in 2010 has been transformed, in a few days, into the house that owns event-dressing in 2011.”
“If there's anyone you'd want running a radio station then it's Domino Records, the label whose roster boasts everyone from Austra and Arctic Monkeys to Tricky and Robert Wyatt.”
“Or another version of the word whose roots go back to the Indo-European for “animal hide” and whose worldwide storytelling future is assured in Global English.”
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