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whoever

pronoun  /huˈev·ər/ us  

whoever pronoun (PERSON)

the person who: Whoever broke the window will have to pay for it. Note: In formal speech or writing, "whomever" is the form of "whoever" used when it is the object of a verb or preposition.

whoever pronoun (ANYONE)

any person who: The picketers were shouting at whoever entered the building. Whoever they are, I don’t want to see them! Note: In formal speech or writing, "whomever" is the form of "whoever" used when it is the object of a verb or preposition.

whoever pronoun (WHAT PERSON)

(used in place of who for emphasis in questions) what person or persons: Whoever would believe such a ridiculous story?
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