with·al (wĭth-ôl, wĭth-)
1. In addition; besides: "He ... made it clear to all that I was his friend and withal a very good guy" (Joseph Epstein).
2. Despite that; nevertheless: "He was a crank and a nuisance, but withal a deeply innocent and brave man" (Arthur Miller).
3. Archaic Therewith: "She needs no old woman's broomstick to fly withal!" (Nathaniel Hawthorne).
With. Used especially at the end of a question or a relative clause: "I nurs'd her daughter that you talk'd withal" (Shakespeare).
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