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Howbeit

[hou-BEE-it]

Part of speech: adverb

Origin: Location unknown, 15th century

1.

Nevertheless; however.

Examples of Howbeit in a sentence

"I’ve never been to Spain before, howbeit, I know a lot about the culture."

"Jerrod wasn’t interested in the squabble, howbeit, he was pulled into the argument."

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About Howbeit

This word stems from the contraction of “hough be hit” or “how be it,” meaning “"be it as it may, notwithstanding, nevertheless, yet; notwithstanding that."

Did you Know?

“Howbeit” sounds like another word used more commonly in the 21st century: “albeit.” Both can be used as conjunctions and are, in fact, synonyms. Because “albeit” is a contraction of “all be it” and “although it be” from the late 14th century, it’s very possible that “howbeit” comes from the same Middle English origins.

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