whomever


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whom·ev·er

 (ho͞om-ĕv′ər)
pron.
The objective case of whoever. See Usage Note at who.

whomever

(huːmˈɛvə)
pron
the objective form of whoever: I'll hire whomever I can find.

who•ev•er

(huˈɛv ər)

pron. possessive whos•ev•er, objective whom•ev•er.
1. whatever person; anyone that: Whoever did it should be proud.
2. no matter who: I won't do it, whoever asks.
3. who? what person? (used to express astonishment): Whoever told you that?
[1125–75]
Translations

whomever

[huːmˈɛvər] conj (formal) (= whoever) → quiconque

whom(so)ever

pron (form)wen/wem auch immer; (= no matter who)ganz gleich or egal wen/wem
References in classic literature ?
If they were stranger blacks the spears that they held in readiness for Numa might as readily be loosed upon whomever dared release their bait as upon the prey they sought thus to trap.
Consequently I shall marry my daughter to the Baron Franz d'Epinay, because I consider it would be a proper and eligible match for her to make, and, in short, because I choose to bestow my daughter's hand on whomever I please.
He told himself that with such a place moved out to his quarter-section, he could have stood on his door-step and chosen whomever he wished for a wife.
Why should not Aglaya Ivanovna write a note to whomever she pleases?
I read the book night and day, in-doors and out, to myself and to whomever I could make listen.
The Mahars had offered fabulous rewards for the capture of any one of us alive, and at the same time had threatened to inflict the direst punishment upon whomever should harm us.
If we do not kill, we shall be killed, therefore it is wise to kill first whomever does not belong to one's own people.
The principal warriors sat in a circle about a small fire to discuss the relative merits of whomever might be suggested as old Waziri's successor.
Beeson's shoulder, the latter so far forgot himself as to look up with an appearance of no small astonishment; whomever he may have been expecting, he had evidently not counted on meeting anyone like this.
But to whomever he talked, Valentin kept his eye open for someone else; he looked out steadily for anyone, rich or poor, male or female, who was well up to six feet; for Flambeau was four inches above it.
It was a way he had with whomever he talked, of looking them in the eyes.
Funds are granted to whomever is favored by the managers of PAC associations (such as the National Rifle Association, various banks, and several labor unions).