be that as it may
Nevertheless, it may be true but, as in Be that as it may, I can't take your place on Monday. This phrase has its roots in be as be may, used from Chaucer's time for about four centuries. [Mid-1800s]
What Does It Mean To Be Electable?The word electable seems self-explanatory. Technically, it means "capable of, or having a reasonable chance of being elected." But, what are we really talking about when we say that someone is electable?
What Does It Mean To Be “Fluent” In A Language?We have all heard how differently people in London, New York, or Baton Rouge speak English, but are those different speakers still fluent in English? Where does accent stop and fluency begin?
notwithstanding, yet, nonetheless, withal, anyway, however, nevertheless, besides, but, even, furthermore, though, howbeit, anyhow, despite
- be off,
- be on,
- be on to,
- be oneself,
- be prepared,
- be the death of,
- be the end of one,
- be the making of,
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