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[hou-air] /haʊˈɛər/
adverb, conjunction
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  • For howe'er Towne and Gowne may fighte, Yet bothe are true to ye kinge.

    The English Spy Bernard Blackmantle
  • Surely this poor Man is nobly bred, howe'er His Habit speaks him.

    The Stolen Heiress Susanna Centlivre
  • Think not, howe'er, I cannot now decipher What thy malice had suggested.

    Joan of Arc Jane Alice Sargant
  • howe'er, his views will quickly now be known:— The maid is sent to meet him.

    Joan of Arc Jane Alice Sargant
  • Say, who would put his trust in nations, howe'er for them one may have worked and planned?

    Faust Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  • Not so, howe'er, that henceforth there remain True proof of what ye were.

  • It would be, past all chance, a thing to remember, howe'er it went!

  • 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
  • Within the sense, howe'er the soul abjure, Like flavours and fumes these ancient things endure.

    The Hours of Fiammetta

    Rachel Annand Taylor
  • My luck is loss, howe'er my love do speed: I fear me Paris shall but rue his deed.

British Dictionary definitions for howe'er


sentence connector, adverb
a poetic contraction of however
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