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#180537 11/25/08 01:10 PM
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Anu's definition of 'sobeit' (provided that) follows the OED, but in his example the word appears to be used in a verbal sense, however subjunctive:

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

This seems to require the reading "if it be".

Andrew Robinson #180545 11/25/08 05:11 PM
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Actually, the words in this week's theme are so far not conjunctions at all, but conjunctive adverbs (like "however," "therefore," "nevertheless"). Abelcandoit

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