Of whom, belonging to whom; .
Whose wallet is this?
Of which, belonging to which; .
We saw several houses whose roofs are falling off. (=The roofs are falling off several houses we saw.)
Etymology: Genitive of who, from hwæs, the genitive of hwa, from hwaz, from kʷos
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Though I could
With barefac’d power sweep him from my sight,
And bid my will avouch it, yet I must not;
For certain friends that are both his and mine,
Whose loves I may not drop. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
Thy name afrights me, in whose sound is death. William Shakespeare.
Those darts whose points make gods adore
His might, and deprecate his power. Matthew Prior.
the possessive case of who or which. See Who, and Which
Etymology: [OE. whos, whas, AS. hws, gen. of hw. See Who.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hōōz, pron. the possessive case of who or which.—pron. Whosesoev′er (B.), of whomsoever. [M. E. hwas—A.S. hwæs, gen. of hwá, who.]
To belong to a person.
We know whose jumper that is.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'whose' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #438
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Rank popularity for the word 'whose' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1555
The numerical value of whose in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of whose in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
We share a common humanity with these Afghans whose desperation, whose fear, whose concern... they wear it on their faces.
No, 'tis slander, Whose edge is sharper than the sword, whose tongue Outvenoms all the worms of Nile, whose breath Rides on the posting winds, and doth belie All corners of the world.
They are searing, they are painful, they are difficult to see, they are difficult to watch, we share a common humanity with these Afghans whose desperation, whose fear, whose concern... they wear it on their faces.
By these things examine thyself. By whose rules am I acting; in whose name; in whose strength; in whose glory? What faith, humility, self-denial, and love of God and to man have there been in all my actions?
A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled, but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy.
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