Whether or no

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Whether or no in either case; in any case; as, I will go whether or no.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Whether or no in any case, surely
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Quotations

  • Carl Jung
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    “Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.”
  • Sir Alfred Jules Ayer
    Sir Alfred Jules Ayer
    “To say that authority, whether secular or religious, supplies no ground for morality is not to deny the obvious fact that it supplies a sanction.”
  • Jean De La Bruyere
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    “It is fortunate to be of high birth, but it is no less so to be of such character that people do not care to know whether you are or are not.”
  • Greil Marcus
    Greil Marcus
    “No failure in America, whether of love or money, is ever simple; it is always a kind of betrayal, of a mass of shadowy, shared hopes.”
  • Ching Ning Chu
    Ching Ning Chu
    “If you are not concerned about the outcome of a circumstance, you will experience no fear. Whatever the outcome will be, will be, whether you fear it or not.”
  • Euripides
    Euripides
    “When a man's stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor.”

Usage

In literature:

Whether or no, certainly Forsyth had none, for he was only too eager to get back to Cairo.
"For Fortune and Glory" by Lewis Hough
Thar boun' straight for the Del Norte; but whether or no, we kin eesy pick up thar trail.
"The Lone Ranche" by Captain Mayne Reid
Say, then, whether or no I have not a right to be astonished and perplexed?
"The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan" by James Morier
Whether this was, or was not, a justifiable side-show is no doubt a matter of opinion.
"Experiences of a Dug-out, 1914-1918" by Charles Edward Callwell
But, after all, Uncle Julian jested so often, even when he appeared most serious, that you could not tell whether he meant it or no.
"Patsy" by S. R. Crockett
Jean, since he had come into his fortune, had asked himself every day whether or no he should marry her.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume VIII." by Guy de Maupassant
I do not know whether you are well or ill, whether you desire to continue the work or no.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
Now to see whether he can fight or no; for if he cannot, he'll have no chance to try again.
"Nicanor - Teller of Tales" by C. Bryson Taylor
He had no idea whether Hermione had ever heard his story or not.
"Paul Patoff" by F. Marion Crawford
In her bosom, if in no other, must exist the knowledge whether or no that will were just.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
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In poetry:

That lover of a night
Came when he would,
Went in the dawning light
Whether I would or no;
Men come, men go;
All things remain in God.
"Crazy Jane On God" by William Butler Yeats
"As for this wrong, no art can mend it,
The bond is shiver'd that held us twain;
Old friends we be, but law must end it,
Whether for loss or whether for gain.
"At One Again" by Jean Ingelow
Lord! I am going now to my repose,
And die I must, but can't say where, or when:
For once he falls asleep, no mortal knows
Whether, or no, he e'er shall wake agen.
"A Prayer At Going To Bed" by Rees Prichard
"O chuse, O chuse, Lady Marg'ret," he said,
"O whether will ye gang or bide?"
"I'll gang, I'll gang, Lord William," she said,
"For ye have left me no other guide."--
"The Douglas Tragedy" by Andrew Lang
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
"Desiderata - Words for Life" by Max Ehrmann
Give him, she said, something of yours as a charm.
Throw him, she said, some poor thing you alone claim.
No, no, I cried, he hates me; he is out for harm,
And whether I yield or not, it is all the same.
"The Dream" by Louise Bogan

In news:

Whether it's a restored vintage muscle car or your late-model daily driver, no car should be parked and left to sit while you're deployed.
For John Glenn football fans, it makes no difference whether the game is played at home or at a high school on the other side of the state.
There's no telling whether Romney deserves an audit or would pass one.
Whether or not you buy into Taylor Swift's dew-eyed tales of shattered hearts, there's no denying her commercial clout.
Colorado's definition of consent for sex goes beyond whether or not the victim said yes or no.
No word on whether an injury from the crash killed him or if something else caused his death.
Snyder said there has been no decision on whether or when to proceed, but Novi's representative said discussions are ongoing.
No one knows whether Isaac Redman, Jonathan Dwyer or Rashard Mendenhall will be the Steelers' featured running back Sunday against the New York Jets.
Whether the Turks defended themselves or attacked first, no one will ever know.
"No version of Windows Vista will make a determination as to whether any given piece of content should play back or not.".
We noted earlier that the Obama campaign had no comment on whether the President is considering delaying or altering Election Day in any way.
Whether or not you agree with him, no one can deny that Cedaredge resident Chuck Worley is truly a man of principle .
Whether or not you enjoy USA's long-running con-man comedy ' Psych ,' there's no denying its ridiculous reverence for all things '80s.
Humphries, 26, joked with his future brother-in-law earlier about whether he should go with a "mustache or no mustache for the wedding.".
Technology is fundamentally changing warfare, whether we fully understand the impact or no.
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In science:

For the purposes of uncovering whether a spacetime is a black hole or not, it makes no difference whether the deviations come from physics we expect or not.
Towards a formalism for mapping the spacetimes of massive compact objects: Bumpy black holes and their orbits
The results of the two procedures were different; the former reference found that the 0ν ββ matrix elements depended significantly on the theoretical approach, while the later one found almost no dependence on model-space size, on the form of the nucleon-nucleon interaction, or on whether the QRPA or RQRPA was used.
Neutrinoless double beta decay and direct searches for neutrino mass
For an indecomposable sheaf S of degree 0 we have two possibilities depending on whether S has no non-trivial global sections or it has.
Bounds for test exponents
However, since there is no measurement of the individual mass of any neutrino it is not known whether the almost degenerate pair is lighter (“normal hierarchy”) or heavier (“inverted hierarchy”) than the third neutrino.
Conference Summary
Since there are no R-R states flowing in the transverse channel, one can choose whether or not imposing the NS-NS tadpole condition.
Issues on tadpoles and vacuum redefinitions in String Theory
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