Definition Of withal


in addition; as a further factor or consideration.

the whole is light and portable, and ornamental withal

with (used at the end of a clause).

we sat with little to nourish ourselves withal but vile water

Example Of withal

  • All this having been true to Burbank, if I caught his thought correctly, the great scientist's tolerant, yet withal inflexible, attitude toward those who were disparaging and excoriating him is entirely understandable.

  • And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and withal how he had slain all the prophets with the sword.

  • But he was a magnificent all-round fieldsman withal .

  • For what are idols but what the same Scripture describes in these words: ‘Eyes have they, and they do not see,’ and whatever else may be said of substances however skillfully carved into shape, but withal lacking life and sense?

  • It would be splendid for his woodblock-cutting methods - the stone upon stone, its grim severity and grace withal .

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