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  1. Archaic. nevertheless.
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  1. Obsolete. although.
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Origin of howbeit

1350–1400; Middle English how be it however it may be; parallel to albeit
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Related Words for howbeit

still, yet, though, nevertheless, even, when, notwithstanding, nonetheless, withal, however, although, but, regardless, howbeit, despite, besides, furthermore, anyhow, albeit, granted

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Historical Examples of howbeit

  • Howbeit, happen what may, every colour must in shading keep to its own class.

    Albert Durer

    T. Sturge Moore

  • Howbeit, what an array of Masters and Knights have we, and what a variety!

    The Book of Khalid

    Ameen Rihani

  • Howbeit, the following deserves a place as the tail-flounce of his Fantasy.

    The Book of Khalid

    Ameen Rihani

  • Howbeit, you need not decide at once, wait and see what is brought to you.



  • Howbeit, her ill husbandry was right then mine encheson (Note 6).

    In Convent Walls

    Emily Sarah Holt

British Dictionary definitions for howbeit


sentence connector
  1. however
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  1. (subordinating) though; although
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Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for howbeit

late 14c., contraction of how be it.

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