- with it all; as well; besides.
- in spite of all; nevertheless.
- Archaic. with that; therewith.
- with (used after its object).
Origin of withal
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Examples from the Web for withal
And she was so human, so full of life, so ignorant, and withal so pure in reality.The Dream
And his instinct told him withal that he must ignore her mood if he would win her from it.Good Indian
B. M. Bower
It seemed to her the embodiment of evil, yet withal of wisdom, too.The Law-Breakers
They are fanatical because of their purity of doctrine, and withal because they live in Nejd.The Book of Khalid
And withal Mathieu was not yet sixty, and Marianne not yet fifty-seven.Fruitfulness
- literary as well; likewise
- literary nevertheless
- archaic therewith
- (postpositive) an archaic word for with
C12: from with + all
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Word Origin and History for withal
"in addition," late 14c., from Middle English with alle (c.1200), superseding Old English mid ealle "wholly" (see with).
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