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[awl-th oh] /ɔlˈðoʊ/
in spite of the fact that; even though; though.
Origin of although
1275-1325; Middle English al thogh all (adv.) even + though
notwithstanding (that), even if, albeit (that). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The anger had ebbed from Dan's brain, although his attitude had not relaxed.

    The Destroyer Burton Egbert Stevenson
  • The making of folkways is not trivial, although the acts are minute.

    Folkways William Graham Sumner
  • I read Astounding Stories all the time, although I'm just a boy.

  • It seemed like a very old memory, although it was but three weeks past.

    Stanford Stories Charles K. Field
  • We gave her a good run, although it was not altogether in the sun.

    A Jolly Fellowship Frank R. Stockton
British Dictionary definitions for although


(subordinating) despite the fact that; even though: although she was ill, she worked hard
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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].

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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