from The Century Dictionary.
- The objective case (original dative) of who.
- noun A Scotch form of
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- pronoun The objective case of
who. See who.
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- pronoun formal What person or people; which person or people, as the object of a verb.
- pronoun formal What person or people; which person or people, as the object of a preposition.
- pronoun Him; her; them (used as a
relative pronounto refer to a previously mentioned person or people.)
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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In analyzing the whom sentence I pointed out that the rhetorical emphasis natural to an interrogative pronoun lost something by its form variability (who, whose, whom).
'No, no,' exclaimed the dying Principal, 'it is not "I know _in_ whom" but "I know _whom_"; I cannot have even the little word "_in_" between me and Christ.
A Handful of Stars Texts That Have Moved Great Minds Frank Boreham 1915
Be it so: you cannot be too noble, and your train cannot be too great; but see to it that your train is of vassals whom you serve and feed, not merely of slaves who serve and feed you; and that the multitude which obeys you is of those whom you have comforted, not oppressed, whom you have redeemed, not led into captivity.
Oh! Willoughby, how little have you known the woman whom you have abandoned, �whom you have undone!
Isabella. A Novel 1823
"The (_a_) (2) _unprecedented_ impudence of our youthful representative reminds us forcibly of the _unblushing and_ (54) (40) _remarkable_ effrontery (_c_) (which (26) he almost succeeds in equalling) of the Member for St. Alban's, whom our (_b_) (1) _neophyte_ (_b_) (1) _alluded to_, in the last speech with which he favoured _those whom_ (47_a_) _he represents_, (19) as his pattern and example."
How to Write Clearly Rules and Exercises on English Composition Edwin A. Abbott
Had I been a man of many words, a meddler, a busy body, I had not acted thus kindly by him; but now I will tell you a tale which befell me, that you may be well assured I am a man sparing of speech in whom is no forwardness and a very different person from those six
And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be: for they are a very froward generation, children in whom is no faith.
Take thee Joshua ... a man in whom is the spirit, and lay thine hand upon him -- A strong testimony is here borne to the personality of the divine Spirit -- the imposition of hands was an ancient ceremony.
Those that design honestly, that are really what they profess to be, are Israelites indeed, in whom is no guile.
The rock of ages, in whom is everlasting strength, would be his rock, his strength in the inner man, both for doing and suffering.