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though

[th oh] /ðoʊ/
conjunction
1.
(used in introducing a subordinate clause, which is often marked by ellipsis) notwithstanding that; in spite of the fact that; although:
Though he tried very hard, he failed the course.
2.
even if; granting that (often preceded by even).
adverb
3.
for all that; however.
Idioms
4.
as though, as if:
It seems as though the place is deserted.
Origin
1150-1200
1150-1200; Middle English thoh < Old Norse thō (earlier *thauh); replacing Old English thēah; cognate with German doch, Gothic thauh
Usage note
Among some conservatives there is a traditional objection to the use of though in place of although as a conjunction. However, the latter (earlier all though) was originally an emphatic form of the former, and there is nothing in contemporary English usage to justify such a distinction.
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Examples for even though
  • But he doesn't call it barbecue, even though you probably will once you taste it.
  • It ought not to look overelaborate, even though it is spangled with silver or crystal or is made of sheer lace.
  • After all, even though they are friendly and you have the inside track, they are still free to not consider you.
  • They both are stressful even though they are good things.
  • And they do so even though, on average, they end up losing on their trades.
  • They make fewer acquisitions, even though prices are cheaper.
  • even though you don't know her well, she will be happy to show you around.
  • even though it was one of the first dinosaurs to be scientifically described, no one has found a complete skeleton of it.
  • Sometimes they'll literally design it for you even though they may not know that's what they're doing.
  • even though this could have benefits for humans and animals.
British Dictionary definitions for even though

though

/ðəʊ/
conjunction (subordinating)
1.
(sometimes preceded by even) despite the fact that though he tries hard, he always fails, poor though she is, her life is happy
2.
as though, as if he looked as though he'd seen a ghost
adverb
3.
nevertheless; however he can't dance: he sings well, though
Word Origin
Old English theah; related to Old Frisian thāch, Old Saxon, Old High German thōh, Old Norse thō
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Word Origin and History for even though
though
c.1200, from O.E. þeah, and in part from O.N. þo "though," both from P.Gmc. *thaukh (cf. Goth. þauh, O.Fris. thach, M.Du., Du. doch, O.H.G. doh, Ger. doch), from PIE demonstrative pronoun *to- (see that). The evolution of the terminal sound did not follow laugh, tough, etc., though a tendency to end the word in "f" existed c.1300-1750 and persists in dialects.
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Idioms and Phrases with even though
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