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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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
The goal of The Sanders campaign is to build a multi-racial, multi-generational movement that is large enough to defeat Donald Trump and the powerful special interests whose greed and corruption is the root cause of the outrageous inequality in America, sharing a big tent requires including those who do not share every one of our beliefs, while always making clear that we will never compromise our values. The truth is that by standing together in solidarity, we share the values of love and respect that will move us in the direction of a more humane, more equal world.
The American, if he has a spark of national feeling, will be humiliated by the very prospect of a foreigner's visit to Congress -- these, for the most part, illiterate hacks whose fancy vests are spotted with gravy, and whose speeches, hypocritical, unctuous, and slovenly, are spotted also with the gravy of political patronage, these persons are a reflection on the democratic process rather than of it; they expose it in its process rather than of it; they expose it in its underwear.
“Aberjhani's voice should be heard around the world. He is an extraordinarily gifted writer whose words are more than inspirational, intriguing, and eloquent ... they are poetry in motion.”
I have directed respective regional authorities to conduct a thorough assessment and compensate all residents whose land had been reallocated for other purposes, land is the property of the state, and when the government acquires it for other purposes, it should not be cause for any disputes.
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
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