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albeit

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conjunction al·be·it \ȯl-ˈbē-ət, al-\

Simple Definition of albeit

  • : even though

Full Definition of albeit

  1. :  conceding the fact that :  even though :  although

Examples of albeit

  1. … living a modest life as an editor wasn't as appealing as living in the grand style, albeit as someone else's valet. —Leslie Bennetts, Vanity Fair, Sept. 2000

  2. As created during the Depression by a promoter named Leo Seltzer, roller derby was the first sport in which men and women competed on the same team, albeit on a separate-but-equal basis, alternating periods on the track. —Frank Deford, New York Times Magazine, 4 Jan. 1998

  3. … customers seemed generally cheery, albeit some were more cautious than others … —Cynthia Clark, Publishers Weekly, 26 Jan. 1998

  4. But suppose the life were in many ways a mess, albeit a fascinating, courageous, picturesque and emotionally intense mess … —Diane Ackerman, New York Times Book Review, 23 Aug. 1987

  5. She appeared on the show, albeit briefly.

  6. It was an amazing computer, albeit expensive.



Origin of albeit

Middle English, literally, all though it be


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with albeit


ALBEIT Defined for Kids

albeit

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conjunction al·be·it \ȯl-ˈbē-ət\

Definition of albeit

  1. :  even though :  although <The movie was entertaining, albeit long.>





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