although


although
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W1S1 [o:lˈðəu US o:lˈðou] conj
[Date: 1300-1400; Origin: all 'even' + though]
1.) used to introduce a statement that makes your main statement seem surprising or unlikely
= ↑though
Although in poor health, she continued to carry out her duties.
We decided to take rooms in Longwood House, although we knew we could not really afford the rent.
Although I can't help admiring the man's courage, I do not approve of his methods.
2.) used to add a statement that balances or reduces the effect of what you have just said
= ↑but
You can copy down my answers, although I'm not sure they're right.
No, this is my responsibility, although I appreciate your offer.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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