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  • adv. however, by whatever means.


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  • In they all came, one after another; some shyly, some boldly, some gracefully, some awkwardly, some pushing, some pulling; in they all came, anyhow and everyhow.

    A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Stave 2 The First of the Three Spirits | Solar Flare: Science Fiction News

  • And something tells me, I do not know what it is — perhaps it is the ever-living hopefulness of my own nature, perhaps it is the natural presumption born out of an abundant and glowing vitality, or the outcome of an overweening confidence in oneself — anyhow and everyhow, something tells me to-night I shall find him, and — write it larger — find him! find him!

    How I Found Livingstone

  • After leaving the beach, clambered over crags, all shattered and tossed about everyhow; in some parts curiously worn and hollowed out, almost into caverns.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 102, April, 1866

  • In came the boy from over the way, who was suspected of not having board enough from his master, trying to hide himself behind the girl from next door but one who was proved to have had her ears pulled by her mistress; in they all came, anyhow and everyhow.

    The Children's Book of Christmas Stories

  • It blows everyhow and at random as though in anger at seeing them so ready.

    On Something

  • Jennie Barton and her cousin Laura gave a sweet duo, in rather a tearing style, Jennie being a fast young lady everyhow; another lady sang a

    Not Pretty, but Precious

  • It does not stop the onward rush of the swift bold frigate even for a moment; and Jack's next broadside is a telling one, for the Frenchman's sails are not only ashiver, but aflap, awry, anyhow and everyhow; and just as the moon throws her first faint light athwart the waves, once more the helpless merchantmen tremble to hear the thunder of twenty cannon.

    As We Sweep Through The Deep

  • To escape somehow, anyhow, everyhow, was so urgent that she felt it to be essential to the very existence of the universe -- her universe at least -- that she should lift herself out of the Impossible into the Stick-at-nothing.

    The Hot Swamp

  • You see w'en it blows very hard, the breakers have not time to come down on us with a 'eavy tellin' blow, they goes tumblin 'and swashin' round us and over us, hammerin 'away wildly everyhow, or nohow, or anyhow, just like a hexcited man fightin' in a hurry.

    The Lighthouse

  • Whereupon, up started Joe with flashing eyes; (intense enthusiasm overcoming sailor-like modesty;) and delivered a speech in which words seemed to tumble out of him anyhow and everyhow -- longwise, shortwise, askew, and upside-down -- without much reference to grammar, but with a powerful tendency in the direction of common sense.

    The Young Trawler


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