al|though [ ɔl`ðou ] conjunction ***
1. ) used for introducing a statement that makes your main statement seem surprising:
Although he's got a good job now, he still complains.
She used to call me Tiny although I was at least as tall as she was.
Davidson fought bravely, and although badly wounded, he refused to surrender.
2. ) used for introducing a statement that makes what you have just said seem less true or less likely:
She's a very popular author, although personally I find her books rather boring.
The Lamberts liked their new home, although sometimes they missed their friends.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.


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  • although — early 14c., althagh, compound of ALL (Cf. all) + THOUGH (Cf. 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… …   Etymology dictionary

  • although — *though, albeit …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • although — [conj] even though admitting, albeit, despite, despite the fact, even if, even supposing, granting, granting all this, in spite of, much as, notwithstanding, still, supposing, though, when, whereas, while; concept 544 …   New thesaurus

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  • although */*/*/ — UK [ɔːlˈðəʊ] / US [ɔlˈðoʊ] conjunction Usage note: Though is used with the same meaning as although, and is more common in spoken English. 1) used for introducing a statement that makes your main statement seem surprising Although he s got a good …   English dictionary

  • although — al|though 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 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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