[huː;hʊ] or [hu]
(object.) Originally, an interrogative pronoun, later, a relative pronoun also; -- used always substantively, and either as singular or plural. See the Note under What, pron., 1. As interrogative pronouns, who and whom ask the question: What or which person or persons? Who and whom, as relative pronouns (in the sense of that), are properly used of persons (corresponding to which, as applied to things), but are sometimes, less properly and now rarely, used of animals, plants, etc. Who and whom, as compound relatives, are also used especially of persons, meaning the person that; the persons that; the one that; whosoever.
(pron.) One; any; one.
- Yet it was a hard time for sensitive, high-spirited Jo, who meant so well and had apparently done so ill. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- I believe that he would have come all the way had it not been that Dr. Ferrier, who lives near me, was going down by that very train. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
- Except one man, who got up and went out. Charles Dickens. A Tale of Two Cities.
- Who, then, shall conduct education so that humanity may improve? John Dewey. Democracy and Education.
- And who are the devoted band, and where will he procure them? Plato. The Republic.
- I saw them stop near the church and speak to the sexton's wife, who had come from the cottage, and had waited, watching us from a distance. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- Kiss me, Eunice, and be a good wife to Crispin, who loves you so dearly. Fergus Hume. The Island of Fantasy.
- There is scarcely any man alive who does not think himself meritorious for giving his neighbour five pounds. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- Is it he who found the body? Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- At every court there were groups of ministers and secretaries who played a Machiavellian game against their foreign rivals. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- King George III, who had begun his reign in 1760, was resolved to be much more of a king than his two German predecessors. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- We should be rich men if we had 1000 pounds for every poor devil who has been done to death in that den. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
- So, I presented Joe to Herbert, who held out his hand; but Joe backed from it, and held on by the bird's-nest. Charles Dickens. Great Expectations.
- Yes, but you won't do it, answered Laurie, who wished to make up, but felt that his outraged dignity must be appeased first. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- Did you ever see any one who was kind to such things? Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- There is _one_ person in company who does not like to have Miss Price spoken of. Jane Austen. Mansfield Park.
- None can imagine her ferocious cruelty who has not witnessed her daily acts for over half a year. Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Gods of Mars.
- IF you want that, there are plenty of women who will give it to you. D. H. Lawrence. Women in Love .
- I know better, Fred Beauclerc would answer, and yet I am fool enough to love a woman who is going mad for another man. Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- Mr Sampson murmured that this was the sort of thing you might expect from one who had ever in her own family been an example and never an outrage. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- You would compare them, I said, to those invalids who, having no self-restraint, will not leave off their habits of intemperance? Plato. The Republic.
- It was put an end to by Mrs. Dashwood, who felt obliged to hope that he had left Mrs. Ferrars very well. Jane Austen. Sense and Sensibility.
- Where Judy Trenor led, all the world would follow; and Lily had the doomed sense of the castaway who has signalled in vain to fleeing sails. Edith Wharton. The House of Mirth.
- Think you, Tars Tarkas, that John Carter will fly at the first shriek of a cowardly foe who dare not come out into the open and face a good blade? Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Gods of Mars.
- Astronomers and geologists and those who study physics have been able to tell us something of the origin and history of the earth. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- There is no one else, and no sound could alarm those who are in the farther wing. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- She is stouter, too, and altogether improved, continued Miss Rosalind, who was disposed to be very fat. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- And was it you who----? Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- There she satand who would have guessed how many tears she had been lately shedding? Jane Austen. Emma.
- It is I who have been in fault: I ought to have seen that I could not afford to live in this way. George Eliot. Middlemarch.