despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession);
"although I'm a little afraid, however I'd like to try it"
"while we disliked each other, nevertheless we agreed"
"he was a stern yet fair master"
"granted that it is dangerous, all the same I still want to go"
together with this
- But, withal, a real renaissance occurred, and America recovered her poetic voice.
- What shall he fill his belly withal?
- This is the weapon that he used to defend himself withal.
She..was so sweet and kind, and withal seemed..so dependent on him.出自： D. C. Murray