withal

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withal

  1. (archaic) Synonym for with, appearing at the end of a clause or sentence, after the object.
    A knife is good to cut things withal.

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withal (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) All things considered; nevertheless; besides[1]
    • Yet, withal, David was the true altruist. — Gilbert Parker, "The Weavers"
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 2, The Celebrity:
      Sunning himself on the board steps, I saw for the first time Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke. [] A silver snaffle on a heavy leather watch guard which connected the pockets of his corduroy waistcoat, together with a huge gold stirrup in his Ascot tie, sufficiently proclaimed his tastes. [] But withal there was a perceptible acumen about the man which was puzzling in the extreme.
  2. (obsolete) With this; with that.
    • Shakespeare
      He will scarce be pleased withal.

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  1. ^ Meanings in Merriam-Webster's Dictionary