albeit

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conjunction al·be·it \ ȯl-ˈbē-ət , al- \

Definition of albeit

:even though :although
  • an enjoyable, albeit expensive, vacation

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Examples of albeit in a Sentence

  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 BennettsVanity FairSept. 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 DefordNew York Times Magazine4 Jan. 1998
  3. … customers seemed generally cheery, albeit some were more cautious than others … —Cynthia ClarkPublishers Weekly26 Jan. 1998
  4. But suppose the life were in many ways a mess, albeit a fascinating, courageous, picturesque and emotionally intense mess … —Diane AckermanNew York Times Book Review23 Aug. 1987
  5. She appeared on the show, albeit briefly.

  6. It was an amazing computer, albeit expensive.

Did You Know?

In the middle of the 20th century, several usage commentators observed that the "archaic" word albeit was making a comeback. The "archaic" descriptor was not entirely apt. Evidence indicates that "albeit," which was first recorded in English in the 14th century, never really went out of use (although, admittedly, its use did seem to drop off a bit in the 19th century). It is true, however, that use of "albeit" has increased considerably since the 1930s, judging by evidence in Merriam-Webster's files.

Origin and Etymology of albeit

Middle English, literally, all though it be

albeit Synonyms

Synonyms
although, as, howbeit, much as, notwithstanding, though, when, whereas, while, whilst [chiefly British]
Related Words
but, if

ALBEIT Defined for Kids

albeit

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conjunction al·be·it \ ȯl-ˈbē-ət \

Definition of albeit for Students

:even though :although
  • The movie was entertaining, albeit long.


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