howbeit

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

how +‎ be +‎ it

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Conjunction[edit]

howbeit

  1. (archaic) Although.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, “Tom Jones”, in The Novelist’s Magazine, volume III, London: Harrison and Co., published 1781, page 302:
      Howbeit we have not yet been able to overtake young Madam, we may account it ſome good fortune, that we have hitherto traced her courſe aright.

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Adverb[edit]

howbeit (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) Be that as it may; nevertheless.
    • 1607, William Shakespeare, Coriolanus, act 1, scene 9,
      I will goe waſh : /And when my Face is faire, you ſhall perceiue / Whether I bluſh, or no : howbeit, I thanke you, / I meane to ſtride your Steed, and at all times / To vnder-creſt your good Addition, / To th’ faireneſſe of my power.
    • 1871, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Through Death to Love, lines 7-10:
      Our hearts discern wild images of Death,
      Shadows and shoals that edge eternity.
      Howbeit athwart Death's imminent shade doth soar
      One Power

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