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[awl-th oh] /ɔlˈðoʊ/
in spite of the fact that; even though; though.
1275-1325; Middle English al thogh all (adv.) even + though
notwithstanding (that), even if, albeit (that). Unabridged
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  • Most players wore jacket and tie, although Donovan didn't require it.
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  • This isn't really a confession, although it may sound like one.
  • People have never stopped writing, although it's reaching a point where you wish a lot of them would.
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  • Definitions of synthetic biology vary, although there appear to be three main types.
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  • Radiation levels at the front gate of the site had begun to rise above background, although they were still far from dangerous.
  • It is not the range of the author's interests that is so unusual, although this is wide.
British Dictionary definitions for although


(subordinating) despite the fact that; even though: although she was ill, she worked hard
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Word Origin and History for although

early 14c., althagh, compound of all + though, showing once-common emphatic use of all. "All though was originally more emphatic than though, but by 1400 it was practically only a variant of it, and all having thus lost its independent force, the phrase was written as one word" [OED].

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