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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 of though
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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  • He was no longer in a mood to counsel fight, even though he disliked to submit.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • even though we have inscribed the whole pantheon with His name, the other gods have been in it.

  • "He that believeth not shall be damned" even though he is baptized.

  • I'm twenty-three, and I never said the words to any one else, even though I'm an American girl.

  • She would go, even though she must desert the cousin whom she loved.

    Fair Margaret H. Rider Haggard
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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Contemporary definitions for even though
adverb, conjuction
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Word Origin and History for even though

though

c.1200, from Old English þeah, and in part from Old Norse þo "though," both from Proto-Germanic *thaukh (cf. Gothic þauh, Old Frisian thach, Middle Dutch, Dutch doch, Old High German doh, German 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

though

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