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  • conj. however

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Dialectal corruptions of howsoever. Also written howsnmdever.


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  • One of the ideas of the economics ist alles boys (economics is all boys) has been that corporate giganticism, whether achieved by mergers, buyouts, internal growth or howsomever, represents a desirable triumph of .... something.

    The Bigger The Company, The More Disastrous The Mistake

  • Ever since he had lived at the Lodge of his own he looked down, howsomever, upon poor old Thady, and was grown quite a great gentleman, and had none of his relations near him; no wonder he was no kinder to poor Sir Condy than to his own kith or kin. 18 In the spring it was the villain that got the list of the debts from him brought down the custodiam, Sir

    Castle Rackrent

  • But this, and the death of his dear young lady, is a grief, he declares, that he shall never claw off, were he to love to the age of Matthew Salem; althoff, and howsomever, he is sure, that he shall not live a month to an end: being strangely pined, and his stomach nothing like what it was; and Mrs. Betty being also (now she has got his love) very cross and slighting.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Be pleased, howsomever, if it like your Honner, not to call me honest Joseph, so often.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • But howsomever, we shall leave that reef in the fore top-sail. —

    The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves

  • But howsomever, in regard to this here affair, we need not be so scrupulous as if we were pleading before

    The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves

  • A very fine young chap I call him, for to try to do it still, howsomever his mind might be wandering.


  • But howsomever, steer your course clear of all such brimstone b — s.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • But, howsomever, there is no time lost, and I hope this affair will be transacted to the satisfaction of us both.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • It may happen me, said Beaumains, to be beaten or slain, but I warn you, fair damosel, I will not flee away, a nor leave your company, for all that ye can say; for ever ye say that they will kill me or beat me, but howsomever it happeneth I escape, and they lie on the ground.

    Le Morte d'Arthur: Sir Thomas Malory's book of King Arthur and of his noble knights of the Round table


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