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[hou-air] /haʊˈɛər/
adverb, conjunction
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  • It would be, past all chance, a thing to remember, howe'er it went!

  • For howe'er Towne and Gowne may fighte, Yet bothe are true to ye kinge.

    The English Spy Bernard Blackmantle
  • howe'er, his views will quickly now be known:— The maid is sent to meet him.

    Joan of Arc Jane Alice Sargant
  • Think not, howe'er, I cannot now decipher What thy malice had suggested.

    Joan of Arc Jane Alice Sargant
  • howe'er, I'll no revile the craft that carries me, for it's lang odds she gits the warst o' it.

  • Not so, howe'er, that henceforth there remain True proof of what ye were.

  • Say, who would put his trust in nations, howe'er for them one may have worked and planned?

    Faust Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  • It behoved him, howe'er, to be careful,—on no account must he betray himself or his fears to this astute daughter.

    A Girl of the People L. T. Meade
  • Arise who may to speak, he claims your ear;90 All interruption wrongs him, and distracts, howe'er expert the speaker.

  • howe'er I hate him, As one preferr'd before me, being a man, He does deserve my pity.

British Dictionary definitions for howe'er


sentence connector, adverb
a poetic contraction of however
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