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Algate \Al"gate\, Algates \Al"gates\, adv. [All + gate way. The s is an adverbial ending. See Gate.]

  1. Always; wholly; everywhere. [Obs.]

    Ulna now he algates must forego.

    Note: Still used in the north of England in the sense of ``everywhere.''

  2. By any or means; at all events. [Obs.]

  3. Notwithstanding; yet. [Obs.]


adv. 1 (context obsolete English) always. 2 (context obsolete English) Any way, by any means. 3 (context obsolete English) anyway, in any case; notwithstanding; at all events; yet. 4 (context obsolete English) altogether.

Usage examples of "algate".

For jealous folk be per'lous evermo': Algate* they would their wives *wende so*.

A manner Latin corrupt was her speech, But algate* thereby was she understond.

When that my fourthe husband was on bier, I wept algate* and made a sorry cheer,** *always **countenance As wives must, for it is the usage.

Luna her husband on an ev'ning late Empoison'd had, for that she was his foe: Lucia liquorish lov'd her husband so, That, for he should always upon her think, She gave him such a manner* love-drink, *sort of That he was dead before it were the morrow: And thus algates* husbands hadde sorrow.

They spake of sundry hard'ning of metal, And spake of medicines therewithal, And how, and when, it shoulde harden'd be, Which is unknowen algate* unto me.

The sely* husband algate** he must pay, *innocent **always He must us clothe and he must us array All for his owen worship richely: In which array we dance jollily.

For albeit so that all tarrying be annoying, algates [nevertheless] it is no reproof [subject for reproach] in giving of judgement, nor in vengeance taking, when it is sufficient and, reasonable.

For as men say, he can do craftily, Algate* I wot well he hath such a name, *although And yet full oft he runneth into blame.

And therefore, although there be difference betwixt these two causes of drenching, algates [in any case] the ship is dreint [sunk].

But think that she, so bounteous and fair, Could not be false: imagine this algate.

And *all be* that men say that blind is he, *although* Algate* me thoughte that he might well see.

All she there told him, ruing death for friend so young, algate sore unwilling God's rightwiseness to withsay.

For wheither that he payde or took by taille, Algate he wayted so in his achaat That he was ay biforn, and in good staat.