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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Howsaever, -evir, adv. [e.m.E. and ME. how so ever (c 1430), howsoever.] However; in whatever way. — 1568 Pref. Lyndesay 8.
How saeuer the poweris of the warld hes bene contrarious to thame
1577 Fam. Innes 133.
Sic landis as hes bene annaliit … be conquest or otheruyis howsaevir

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