from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adverb Be that as it may; nevertheless.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Be it as it may; nevertheless; notwithstanding; however.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- conjunction Be it as it may; nevertheless; notwithstanding; although; albeit; yet; but; however.
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- conjunction obsolete
- adverb archaic
Be that as it may; nevertheless.
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Compare Note, see on  1Co 10: 5, "with the majority of them God was displeased." howbeit -- "Nay (why need I put the question?), was it not all that came out of Egypt?"
The 'howbeit' of verse 22 is more than a compensation for all the wretchedness.
It's a fight we are still engaged in to this day howbeit different in nature.
And the Lord said unto Samuel: Now therefore hearken unto their voice; howbeit thou shalt show them the manner of the king that shall reign over them.
As for "innocent babies", the Bibo Sez there is no such thing, but rather teaches us to NOT think like babies: "Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men" 1st Corinthians 14:20.
“Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; howbeit the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses; for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.”
Pretty cool Movie love the action, visual effects howbeit quite frightening: and hope that this does not happen to the Planet.
'That's telling, sir!' cried the man, with a sneer; 'howbeit, we've plenty of ill luck in the trade.
In London itself, though in the old rustic road towards a suburb of note where in the days of William Shakespeare, author and stage – player, there were Royal hunting – seats — howbeit no sport is left there now but for hunters of men — Bleeding Heart Yard was to be found; a place much changed in feature and in fortune, yet with some relish of ancient greatness about it.
Rhasis holds: and howbeit, stultus labor est ineptiarum, to be busy in toys is to small purpose, yet hear that divine Seneca, aliud agere quam nihil, better do to no end, than nothing.