soever

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From so + ever.

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soever (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) In any fashion, of any kind; used for emphasis after words such as how, what, which etc.
    • “How long soever it hath continued, if it be against reason, it is of no force in law.” — Edward Coke
    • 1922, Michael Arlen, chapter 1/5/1, “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days[1]:
      And in the meanwhile, Society shivered a little feverishly, filled now with the scions of those who had come over with the Jewish and American Conquests. Escutcheons were becoming valueless, how sinister soever the blots and clots upon them.

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