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howbeit

[hou-bee-it] /haʊˈbi ɪt/
adverb
1.
Archaic. nevertheless.
conjunction
2.
Obsolete, although.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English how be it however it may be; parallel to albeit
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  • It is, in short, a thoroughly pleasant entertainment-howbeit reminiscent-with a thoroughly pleasant cast to grace it.
  • howbeit these things surely lie on the knees of the gods, whether he shall return or not, and take vengeance in his halls.
  • howbeit the hair of his head began to grow again after he was shaven.
  • howbeit the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burned incense still in the high places.
  • howbeit he shook off the creature into the fire, and took no harm.
  • howbeit there be many birds that fly to and fro under the sun's rays, but all are not birds of fate.
  • Only one was able to secure fulltime employment, howbeit without health benefits.
British Dictionary definitions for howbeit

howbeit

/haʊˈbiːɪt/
sentence connector
1.
however
conjunction
2.
(subordinating) though; although
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Word Origin and History for howbeit

late 14c., contraction of how be it.

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