from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. At whatever time at all; whenever.
- conj. Whenever.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. whenever; at any time at all
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. At what time soever; at whatever time; whenever.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- At what time soever; at what ever time.
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“The powers granted under the Constitution being derived from the People of the United States may be resumed by them whensoever the same shall be perverted to their injury or oppression.”
But whensoever the call came, being so constituted, it was manifest that he should adapt, should adjust himself to the unwonted pressure of new conditions.
A preamble to that declaration said that “the powers granted under this Constitution, being derived from the people of the United States may be resumed by them whensoever the same shall be perverted to their injury or oppression,” and that all powers not granted remained with the people “and at their will.”
It began by asserting that men had “certain natural rights” including “the enjoyments of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring, possessing and protecting property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety,” that all power was derived from the people and magistrates were their “trustees and agents … at all times, amenable to them,” and that the people could resume their powers “whensoever it shall become necessary for their happiness.”
For lo, I can make whatsoever I like, whensoever I like.
I, the Rt Honourable George Francis, Earl of Jersey…hereby give notice that I hereby expressly withdraw all and every authority which my wife, Patricia Richards, Countess of Jersey, may have at any time either expressly or by implication or otherwise acquired to contract for me, or in my name as agent, or in any way to pledge my credit, and that I will not be responsible for her debts, whensoever or howsoever incurred.
That each state respectively shall have the power to provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining its own militia, whensoever Congress shall omit or neglect to provide for the same.
Grasshoppers, which again repeated their Chorus, as if Echoes to the Bard, whensoever his Cadence suited to their Voices; singing in an admirable Consort, with strange Turnings, Flights and Strains,
Wilt thou know that maiden, whensoever, or wheresoever you shall again meet her, my
There was neither immediate room nor occasion for the exulting Squire interfering in the adventure, and it was sufficient if he kept himself prompt to execute her commands whensoever they should be communicated to him.