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Howsoever, 1) in whatever manner or degree: “he talks of the basket too, h. he hath had intelligence,” Wiv. IV, 2, 94. “my form, which, h. rude exteriorly, is yet the cover of a fairer mind,” John IV, 2, 257. “h. thou pursuest this act, taint not thy mind,” Hml. I, 5, 84 (Qq howsomever).
2) although: “you are a bawd, h. you colour it,” Meas. II, 1, 231. “the man doth fear God, h. it seems not in him,” Ado II, 3, 205. “you love him not so ill, h. you speak this,” H5 IV, 1, 130. “h. you have been his liar, you cannot pass,” Cor. V, 2, 32.
3) be that as it may, in any case: “but h., strange and admirable,” Mids. V, 27. “h., he shall pay for me,” Troil. III, 3, 297.
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