Origin of concessive
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Where no principle was involved, Paul was the most concessive of men.The Literature and History of New Testament Times
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It was the tenderest malice, but it obtained no concessive sign.Hilda
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A concessive clause is usually introduced by a subordinate conjunction, though, although, or even if.
Concessive clauses sometimes omit the copula and its subject.
A concessive clause may be introduced by the conjunction as, or by a relative pronoun or a relative adverb.
- implying or involving concession; tending to concede
- grammar a conjunction, preposition, phrase, or clause describing a state of affairs that might have been expected to rule out what is described in the main clause but in fact does not"Although" in the sentence "Although they had been warned, they refused to take care" is a concessive conjunction
C18: from Late Latin concēssīvus, from Latin concēdere to concede
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