I need to replace a sentence that I have in my corpus since I am using it twice in the same paragraph. My sentence starts with:
However, ... and I want to use a similar expression in the similar style. Could i use the word
Howbeit, ... instead (or Contrary, ...)?
I think you can; all the dictionaries I've checked say so. However (sorry), it is archaic and so may not be the best choice. Alternatives:
-on the other hand (as the commenter says)
-despite this fact
-but (no comma)
-this fact notwithstanding