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[awl-bee-it] /ɔlˈbi ɪt/
although; even if:
a peaceful, albeit brief retirement.
Origin of albeit
1350-1400; Middle English al be it al(though) it be Unabridged
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  • Mrs. Roberts exerted herself to laugh with him, albeit she was horror-stricken.

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  • The Street came decorously, albeit with a degree of uncertainty as to supper.

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  • There was covert insinuation of suspicion, albeit a kindly one, in the man's voice.

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  • The tones were dramatically exact, albeit of a more resonant quality.

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  • His tone was quite conclusive; and Brad, albeit wondering, said no more.

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British Dictionary definitions for albeit


even though
Word Origin
C14 al be it, that is, although it be (that)
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Word Origin and History for albeit

late 14c., a contraction of al be it "al(though) it be (that)."

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