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Howe'er, 1) in whatsoever manner: “h. the business goes, you have made fault in the boldness of your speech,” Wint. III, 2, 218. “I am I, h. I was begot,” John I, 175. “h. it be, I cannot but be sad,” R2 II, 2, 29. “h. you come to know it, answer me,” Mcb. IV, 1, 51. “till I know 'tis done, h. my haps, my joys were ne'er begun,” Hml. IV, 3, 70.
2) notwithstanding, though: “it would not seem too dear, h. repented after,” All's III, 7, 28. “h. it pleases you to take it so, the ring was never hers,” V, 3, 88. “you would believe my saying, h. you lean to the nayward,” Wint. II, 1, 64. “and oft have shot at them, h. unfortunate I missed my aim,” H6A I, 4, 4. “h. thou art a fiend, a woman's shape doth shield thee,” Lr. IV, 2, 66. “this youth, h. distressed, appears he hath had good ancestors,” Cymb. IV, 2, 47.
3) in any case, at all events: “if it be so, you have wound a goodly clew; if it be not, forswear 't: h., I charge thee to tell me truly,” Alls I, 3, 189.
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