Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Always.
  • adv. Any way, by any means.
  • adv. Anyway, in any case; notwithstanding; at all events; yet.
  • adv. Altogether.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Always; wholly; everywhere.
  • adv. By any or means; at all events.
  • adv. Notwithstanding; yet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In every direction; everywhere; always; under all circumstances.
  • In every respect; altogether; entirely.
  • In any way; at all.
  • By all means; on any terms; at any rate.
  • Notwithstanding; nevertheless.

Etymologies

From all +‎ gate (compare Old Norse alla götu). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • All she there told him, ruing death for friend so young, algate sore unwilling God's rightwiseness to withsay.

    Ulysses

  • Mynse hem small {e} in þe sirupp {e}: of fumosite algate be ye feeryng {e}.

    Early English Meals and Manners

  • Whereupon, our sovereign Lord, as well our Lords as we have communed by your high commandment in these matters: and known well among us all without [doubt ye are] so Christian a Prince that ye would in so high a matter begin nothing but that were to God's pleasance, and to eschew by all ways the shedding of Christian blood; and that, if algate [at all events] ye should do it, that denying of right and reason were the cause [rather] than wilfulheadedness.

    Henry of Monmouth, Volume 2 Memoirs of Henry the Fifth

  • All she there told him, ruing death for friend so young, algate sore unwilling God’s rightwiseness to withsay.

    Ulysses

  • _] ¶ As ye be co_m_avnded, so do ye algate; 120 be not cavseles fro _th_e table absente; yt ys a grete pleasure to _th_e high estate [1] [Sidenote 1: noble, lord.]

    Caxton's Book of Curtesye

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