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Dec 31, 2008
This week's theme
Uncommon adverbs

This week's words
seriatim
pell-mell
withal
imprimis
shilly-shally

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withal

PRONUNCIATION:
(with-OL)

MEANING:
adverb: 1. In addition. 2. Nevertheless.
preposition: With (used postpositively).

ETYMOLOGY:
From the joining of the phrase "with al" (with all).

USAGE:
"I have worked at, and occasionally been in charge of, a few of the country's largest papers -- Newsday, the New York Post, and The New York Times come to mind -- and at a handful of lesser lights oh so bright withal."
John Van Doorn; Laid Off After 58 Years in Newspapers; Editor & Publisher (New York); Nov 18, 2008.

See more usage examples of withal in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy? -Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948)

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