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  • Is not this enough to deserve the awful penalty of hanging, this stranger's wanton insolence, whoe'er he be?

    The Bacchantes

  • Wherefore, my lord and master, receive this deity, whoe'er he be, within the city; for, great as he is in all else, I have likewise heard men say, 'twas he that gave the vine to man, sorrow's antidote.

    The Bacchantes

  • Oh! why, poor man, whoe'er thou art, dost thou turn from me, loathing me for those troubles Helen caused?

    Helen

  • Helen, never believe that the stranger, whoe'er he was that came, has spoken naught but truth.

    Helen

  • Woe is thee! what grievous outrage hath been wreaked on thee! fearful penalty for thy foul deed hath the deity imposed, whoe'er he is whose hand is heavy upon thee.

    Hecuba

  • What! hapless Polymestor, who hath stricken thee? who hath reft thine eves of sight, staining the pupils with blood? who hath slain these children? whoe'er he was, fierce must have been his wrath against thee and thy children.

    Hecuba

  • And then turning towards the mills he said aloud, "Friends, whoe'er ye be that are immured in that prison, forgive me that, to my misfortune and yours, I cannot deliver you from your misery; this adventure is doubtless reserved and destined for some other knight."

    Don Quixote

  • 'Stranger! whoe'er thou art that views this tomb,' etc.

    Notes and Queries, Number 63, January 11, 1851

  • _ My lord, the combatants, whoe'er they were, had vanished ere I reached the spot; close to the water's edge the turf was stained with blood, and already to a distance from the bank, Lenoire had rowed away the boat; I called aloud, but he increased his speed, and gave no answer.

    The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor Volume I, Number 1

  • Sure, whoe'er it was, felt the greatest rage against thee and thy sons.

    The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I.

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