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  • adverb Alternative spelling of howsomedever.


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  • But even then, Carey affirmed with a "howsomdever," and "nevertheless," that if they carried young, and especially a "'possum," (which has more young ones than most other beasts,) he thought they ought to be let alone until their appropriate time.

    Swallow Barn, or A Sojourn in the Old Dominion. In Two Volumes. Vol. II. 1832

  • 'Kinder reckon I wull, Cunnel; howsomdever, I keeps the stakes, anyhow?'

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No. 1, July, 1862 Various

  • "Kinder reckon I wull, Cunnel; howsomdever, I keeps the stakes, ony how?"

    Among the Pines or, South in Secession Time James R. Gilmore

  • I know, howsomdever, they're mighty big freshets thur, as I hev sailed a skift more 'n a hundred mile acrosst one o' 'm, whur thur wan't nothin' to be seen but cypress tops peep in out o 'the water.

    The Hunters' Feast Conversations Around the Camp Fire Mayne Reid 1850

  • Master Horsehair, I won't take it for an insult: howsomdever, either your hand or mine, I won't say which, is too dirty for shaking.

    The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper Martin Farquhar Tupper 1849

  • "Maybe it did," muttered Tom to himself, "howsomdever, I'll keep a bright look-out thereabouts, and I've a notion that some day I'll catch the mole coming out of his hole."

    Washed Ashore The Tower of Stormount Bay William Henry Giles Kingston 1847

  • "You mustn't hope, howsomdever, young gentleman, to get ashore till to-morrow morning."

    Paddy Finn William Henry Giles Kingston 1847

  • The words stuck in my throat, howsomdever, as I spoke them; and I was obliged to wish her good-morning and stump off, or she would have found me out.

    The Loss of the Royal George William Henry Giles Kingston 1847

  • "But howsomdever, as you seem a proper sort of fellow, we don't mind telling you what we think of the matter."

    Varney the vampire; or, The feast of blood. Volume 3 1847

  • "We are at the bottom of a chalk-pit, Mr Charles," answered Tom, "the fellows have played us a somewhat scurvy trick, but I cannot but say that it was better than sending us over the cliff and breaking our necks; howsomdever, the sooner we get out of it the better as I'm wet to the skin, and would like to take a brisk walk homeward to get dry."

    Washed Ashore The Tower of Stormount Bay William Henry Giles Kingston 1847


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