Origin of howsoever

Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325; see origin at how1, so1, ever Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for howsoever

Historical Examples of howsoever

  • Howsoever, some folks seem to think they have, and what I am trying to get at is, have they?

    Peggy Stewart at School

    Gabrielle E. Jackson

  • Howsoever, they paid for that at a heavy ransom, as ye shall hear by and by.

    The Life of Mansie Wauch

    David Macbeth Moir

  • The world may be in thee, howsoever thou art out of the world.

    In Convent Walls

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • Howsoever, he's askin' after ye, and maybe ye'd like a crack wi' him.'

  • Howsoever, my kind of love ain't likely to interfere with yours.

    Queen Sheba's Ring

    H. Rider Haggard

British Dictionary definitions for howsoever


sentence connector, adverb
  1. a less common word for however
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