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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although (ɔːlˈðəʊ)
(subordinating) despite the fact that; even though: although she was ill, she worked hard

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Word Origin & History

early 14c., althagh, compound of O.E. eall "all" + þeah "though," showing once-common emphatic use of all.
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Example sentences
Most players wore jacket and tie, although Donovan didn't require it.
I'm not referring to some horror movie monster, although that's what the line
  most likely conjures up in the imagination.
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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