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albeit

[awl-bee-it]
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conjunction
  1. although; even if: a peaceful, albeit brief retirement.
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Origin of albeit

1350–1400; Middle English al be it al(though) it be
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  • Mrs. Roberts exerted herself to laugh with him, albeit she was horror-stricken.

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

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    Mary Roberts Rinehart

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

    Thoroughbreds

    W. A. Fraser

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

    Tiverton Tales

    Alice Brown

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

    Meadow Grass

    Alice Brown


British Dictionary definitions for albeit

albeit

conjunction
  1. even though
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Word Origin

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

conj.

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

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