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Unusual conjunctions

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argal
sobeit
whencesoever
albeit
forwhy


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sobeit

PRONUNCIATION:
(so-BEE-it)

MEANING:
conjunction: Provided that.

ETYMOLOGY:
From so + be + it.

USAGE:
"Not by rough tongues and ready fists
Can you hope to tilt in the modern lists.
The armies of a littler folk
Shall pass you under the victor's yoke,
Sobeit a nation that trains her sons
To ride their horses and point their guns."
Alan Seeger; A Message to America; 1900.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Civilization is the encouragement of differences. -Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)

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