whate'er

whate'er

(wɒtˈɛə)
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I saw The Prophet do him reverence; on him, rising Out of the water, Heaven above the clouds Unfold her crystal doors; thence on his head A perfet Dove descend (whate'er it meant); And out of Heaven the sovraign voice I heard, 'This is my Son beloved,--in him am pleased.' His mother, than, is mortal, but his Sire He who obtains the monarchy of Heaven; And what will He not do to advance his Son?
His marriage rites Are consummated in the halls of Death: A witness that of ills whate'er befall Mortals' unwisdom is the worst of all.
STRANGER Whate'er I know thou too shalt know; the place Is all to great Poseidon consecrate.
``To thyself, fair maid,'' answered De Bracy, in his former tone ``to thine own charms be ascribed whate'er I have done which passed the respect due to her, whom I have chosen queen of my heart, and loadstar of my eyes.''
The unison of opposites to prove, Of the soft wax and diamond hard am I; But still, obedient to the laws of love, Here, hard or soft, I offer you my breast, Whate'er you grave or stamp thereon shall rest Indelible for all eternity.
"One shall wear white, another red, One yellow, another blue; Thus in disguise to the exercise We'll go, whate'er ensue."
"His brow is wet with honest sweat, He earns whate'er he can, And looks the whole world in the face, For he owes not any man."
In The Prelude, he remembered how he had "felt whate'er there is of power in sound / To breathe an elevated mood" ([1805], 2:324-25).
Earlier, Adam's only supposition of death was theoretical: "whate'er death is, / Some dreadful thing, no doubt" (4.425-26).
The"magic stone"with the injunction"Whate'er thou art, act well thy part"inspired a young Mormon missionary, David O Mackay visiting Stirling in 1897, to do his best in his work.
"For the forms of government let fools contest; whate'er is best administered is best."
Magus, in act 1, eulogizes the scientific achievements of Faustus, averring that in people's opinion "you are like Adam, before whom were brought all God's creation, and whate'er he chose to call them, so they were called.
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