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From Middle English withal, withalle; equivalent to with +‎ all, used in place of earlier Old English mid ealle.

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withal

  1. (archaic) Synonym for with, appearing at the end of a clause or sentence, after the object.

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withal (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) All things considered; nevertheless; besides[1]
    • 1907, Parker, Gilbert, The Weavers:
      Yet, withal, David was the true altruist.
    • 1898, Churchill, Winston, chapter 2, in The Celebrity:
      Sunning himself on the board steps, I saw for the first time Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke. [] A silver snaffle on a heavy leather watch guard which connected the pockets of his corduroy waistcoat, together with a huge gold stirrup in his Ascot tie, sufficiently proclaimed his tastes. [] But withal there was a perceptible acumen about the man which was puzzling in the extreme.
    • 1918, Burroughs, Edgar Rice, The Land that Time Forgot[1], HTML edition, The Gutenberg Project, published 2008:
      So-al was a mighty fine-looking girl, built like a tigress as to strength and sinuosity, but withal sweet and womanly.
  2. (obsolete) With this; with that.

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