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1. In addition; besides: "He ... made it clear to all that I was his friend and withal a very good guy" (Joseph Epstein).
2. Despite that; nevertheless: "He was a crank and a nuisance, but withal a deeply innocent and brave man" (Arthur Miller).
3. Archaic Therewith: "She needs no old woman's broomstick to fly withal!" (Nathaniel Hawthorne).
With. Used especially at the end of a question or a relative clause: "I nurs'd her daughter that you talk'd withal" (Shakespeare).
[Middle English : with, with; see with + al, all; see all.]
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) literary as well; likewise
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) literary nevertheless
3. archaic therewith
(postpositive) an archaic word for with
[C12: from with + all]
1. with it all; as well; besides.
2. in spite of all; nevertheless.
3. Archaic. with that; therewith.prep.
4. Archaic. with (used after its object).
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|Adv.||1.||withal - despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession); "although I'm a little afraid, however I'd like to try it"; "while we disliked each other, nevertheless we agreed"; "he was a stern yet fair master"; "granted that it is dangerous, all the same I still want to go"|
|2.||withal - together with this|