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withal

[with-awl, with-] /wɪðˈɔl, wɪθ-/
adverb
1.
with it all; as well; besides.
2.
in spite of all; nevertheless.
3.
Archaic. with that; therewith.
preposition
4.
with (used after its object).
Origin of withal
1150-1200
1150-1200; Middle English phrase with al(le); replacing Old English mid ealle, mid eallum. See with, all
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  • And she was so human, so full of life, so ignorant, and withal so pure in reality.

    The Dream Emile Zola
  • 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.

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  • They are fanatical because of their purity of doctrine, and withal because they live in Nejd.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • And withal Mathieu was not yet sixty, and Marianne not yet fifty-seven.

    Fruitfulness Emile Zola
  • And withal, he laid the blue eagle on his lance at the feet of Yolande.

    Two Penniless Princesses Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Yet withal there was a sense of longing to protect and shield him.

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  • He is a man of initiative and push, and withal he is a man of sincerity and tact.

  • Yet, withal, his condition was better than that of the slave.

    Socialism John Spargo
  • withal he found himself so helpless that he scarce knew what to do.

British Dictionary definitions for withal

withal

/wɪˈðɔːl/
adverb
1.
(literary) as well; likewise
2.
(literary) nevertheless
3.
(archaic) therewith
preposition
4.
(postpositive) an archaic word for with
Word Origin
C12: from with + all
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Word Origin and History for withal
adv.

"in addition," late 14c., from Middle English with alle (c.1200), superseding Old English mid ealle "wholly" (see with).

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