howsomever


Also found in: Wikipedia.

howsomever

(ˌhaʊsəmˈɛvə) or

howsomdever

adv
in whatever manner, althoughnevertheless, yet
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
References in classic literature ?
Howsomever, it was soon seen as we'd got a new parish'ner as know'd the rights and customs o' things, and kep a good house, and was well looked on by everybody.
Howsomever, the poor lad got sickly and died, and the father didn't live long after him, for he got queerer nor ever, and they said he used to go out i' the dead o' the night, wi' a lantern in his hand, to the stables, and set a lot o' lights burning, for he got as he couldn't sleep; and there he'd stand, cracking his whip and looking at his hosses; and they said it was a mercy as the stables didn't get burnt down wi' the poor dumb creaturs in 'em.
- Howsomever, I'm a getting low, and I know what's due.
Howsomever, sperrits don't reckon for much, by what I've seen.
"Howsomever, these gam'sters do certainly keep back their milk today.
"Howsomever, I'll do the very best I can in gettin' Tom a good berth; as to my treatin' on him bad, you needn't be a grain afeard.
I remember, howsomever, to have heard mention made of the ‘Great Snake,’ as he was called, for he was a chief of renown; but little did I ever expect to see him enlisted in the cause of Christianity, and civilized like old John.”
Howsomever," he continued, by a transition not a little characteristic of the pursuits and feelings of the man, "as this is a business in which there is much more likelihood of a fight than need for a sermon, it is best to be prepared for what may follow.--Hush!
' ..."howsomever, you see, young man, you are but a cessuary before the fack, and not arter, which is something in your favour." '[The Step- mother, Vol 2, G P R James, 1846, p344] 176 Naperville a resident of Cape Town, South Africa.
You are walking through it howsomever. I am, a stride at a time.
"But howsomever thou pursuest [revenge]," the Ghost tells Hamlet, "Taint not thy mind, nor let thy soul contrive / Against thy mother aught" (1.5.84-86).
howsomever:" (294) and pick up the beat where he left off.