howsoever

how·so·ev·er

 (hou′sō-ĕv′ər)
adv.
1. To whatever degree or extent.
2. By whatever means.
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howsoever

(ˌhaʊsəʊˈɛvə)
sentence connector, adv
a less common word for however
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how•so•ev•er

(ˌhaʊ soʊˈɛv ər)

adv.
1. to whatsoever extent or degree.
2. in whatsoever manner.
[1275–1325]
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Translations

howsoever

[haʊsəʊˈevəʳ] ADVcomoquiera que
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howsoever

(old, form)
advwie auch (immer); howsoever bad the situation may seemwie schlecht die Lage auch (immer) aussehen mag
conj howsoever that may bewie dem auch sei
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Howsoever, at quarter-staff he had never yet met his match; so that there was never a squire in Nottinghamshire dare bid bold Arthur stand.
Why, dear me,ANY kind of royalty, howsoever modified, ANY kind of aristocracy, howsoever pruned, is rightly an insult; but if you are born and brought up under that sort of arrangement you probably never find it out for yourself, and don't believe it when somebody else tells you.
But howsoever these things are thus in men's depraved judgments, and affections, yet truth, which only doth judge itself, teacheth that the inquiry of truth, which is the love-making, or wooing of it, the knowledge of truth, which is the presence of it, and the belief of truth, which is the enjoying of it, is the sovereign good of human nature.
However far he went and in howsoever secret a place he hid himself, I felt sure that Mrs.
Howsoever"--he anticipated by a bluff of his own the show of wrath from the Jew that he knew would be wind and bluff--"howsoever, here's my papers .
The condition with which alone we have here to concern ourselves was one which provided that each of the two lovers, hereafter to be called the husband of the one part and the wife of the other part, solemnly bound themselves to spend one calendar month of each year out of each other's society, with full and free liberty to spend it wheresoever, with whomsoever, and howsoever they pleased; and that this condition was rigidly to be maintained, whatever immediate effort it might cost, as the parties thereto believed that so would their love the more likely maintain an enduring tenderness and an unwearied freshness.
He was indulged in all his caprices, howsoever troublesome and exasperating they might be; he was allowed to eat anything he wanted, particularly things that would give him the stomach-ache.
Howsoever that may be, you are grievously to be pitied; in which opinion I am not only joined by Mrs.
Howsoever carefully she looked she could see nothing but thickly growing, glossy, dark green leaves.
Ten or twelve persons had been in the secret since six o'clock, and howsoever great their prudence might be, they could not issue the necessary orders for the departure without suspicion being generated.
Then the gold was brought up and the wedding celebrated; but howsoever much the young king loved his wife, and however happy he was, he still said always: 'If I could but shudder--if I could but shudder.' And this at last angered her.
I am seeking the last resting place of those "ruffians." When I find it I shall shed some tears on it, and stack up some bouquets and immortelles, and cart away from it some gravel whereby to remember that howsoever blotted by crime their lives may have been, these ruffians did one just deed, at any rate, albeit it was not warranted by the strict letter of the law.