Middle English Dictionary Entry
|Forms||nōt-with-stōnding(e conj. Also (error) notwithstongyng.|
Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)
- c1425(a1420) Lydg.TB (Aug A.4)4.5474 : Not-wiþstondynge þat he trouþe ment, Ȝit for a worde he to exile went.
- ?a1425 Orch.Syon (Hrl 3432)22/15 : Which synne worþily askide and disceruede a peyne þat schulde haue noon eende, notwiþstondynge þe deede of synne had eende.
- ?a1425 Orch.Syon (Hrl 3432)53/12 : And in þe same manere he may turne hymsilf to yuel as wel as to good, notwiþstondynge þat he haþ take þe grace of baptisme.
- ?a1425 Orch.Syon (Hrl 3432)209/25 : If þei hadden wold, þei schulden haue come out of þat hatrede by help of my dyuyn grace..notwiþstondyng I seyde her hatrede was infynyte.
- ?a1425 Orch.Syon (Hrl 3432)277/13 : Her owne soule þei han maad a tapster, notwithstondynge þat first I made þis soule fre.
- (c1438) MKempe B (Add 61823)243/17 : Sche..bar a kerche be-for hir face. Notwythstondyng sche dede so, sum dissolute personys..seydyn þat sche myth esily heryn þes wordys in-to repref.
- c1450(c1440) Scrope Othea (StJ-C H.5)66/31 : He fayled of his feiþ and lefte hir hooly & forsooke hir, nat-wiþstandinge sche was souereyne beaute.
- (c1449) Pecock Repr.(Cmb Kk.4.26)355 : Ambrose and Ierom..bileeueden it and witnessen it, not withstonding Pope Damasis wroot the contrarie to Ierom.
- a1450 3 KCol.(1) (Roy 18.A.10)5/35 : He dwellid in Mesopotanye, not-wiþstondyng þat þe scripture seiþe þat he was in þe lond of Vs.
- c1450 Ponthus (Dgb 185)3/18 : Thei toke hym by strenght, not withstondyng the kyng defendid hym.
- (1458) Will York in Sur.Soc.30225 : Sir Thomas Chaworth praith his said executors..rather paie hit of his owne gode, notwithstandyng he hath paied hit here to fore.
- c1475 Body Pol.(Cmb Kk.1.5)43/14 : Notwithstonding that natur of childirn may not be brought to lernyng but only by drede, yett the sone of a prynce behoveth to be brought in by othir maneir.
- c1475 Body Pol.(Cmb Kk.1.5)49/12 : Notwithstonding thoughe he by the grace of God be chosen to so grete estate, yet he is as mortall as an othir.
- a1500 Chartier Treat.Hope (Rwl A.338)51/6 : Notwithstonding thei wourshipid ydoles and vayne thingis, yet He wolde nat that hurte ne violence were done to suche placis as were dedicat by them.
- a1500 Chartier Treat.Hope (Rwl A.338)124/27 : Pyrrus..killid the fayr Polixene to make with hir a sacrifice to their goddis, notwithstonding [vr. notwithstongyng] she was the most noble emprise that thei had within Troye.
Supplemental Materials (draft)
- c1450(c1415) Roy.Serm.(Roy 18.B.23)182/8 : Ȝitt not withstondynge þat he had all þis gold, ȝitt hym þought þat he had not enowthe.