be that as it may

Definition of be that as it may


  1. —used to introduce a statement that is somehow different from what has just been said <There has been some improvement in the economy in recent months, but, be that as it may, many people are still looking for work.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  have the ability to

    :  have permission to :  be free to

    : used in auxiliary function to express a wish or desire especially in prayer, imprecation, or benediction

  1. :  maiden

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