- withall (archaic)
- (archaic) Synonym for with, appearing at the end of a clause or sentence, after the object.
- c. 1599–1602 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act II, scene ii], page 262:
- You cannot Sir take from me any thing that I will more willingly part withall, except my life, my life.
withal (not comparable)
- (archaic) All things considered; nevertheless; besides.
- 1907, Parker, Gilbert, The Weavers:
- Yet, withal, David was the true altruist.
- 1918 September–November, Edgar Rice Burroughs, “The Land That Time Forgot”, in The Blue Book Magazine, Chicago, Ill.: Story-press Corp., OCLC 18478577; republished as “(please specify the chapter number)”, in Hugo Gernsback, editor, Amazing Stories, volume 1, New York, N.Y.: Experimenter Publishing, 1927, OCLC 988016180:
- So-al was a mighty fine-looking girl, built like a tigress as to strength and sinuosity, but withal sweet and womanly.
- (obsolete) With this; with that.
- 1610–1611 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Tempest”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act III, scene i]:
- So glad of this as they I cannot be,
Who are surpris'd withal, but my rejoicing
At nothing can be more. […]
- 1843 April, Thomas Carlyle, chapter 1, in Past and Present, American edition, Boston, Mass.: Charles C[offin] Little and James Brown, published 1843, OCLC 191225086, book I (Proem):
- The condition of England is justly regarded as one of the most ominous, and withal one of the strangest, ever seen in this world.