even so


Definition of even so

: in spite of that : nevertheless

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Examples of even so in a Sentence

I know you claim not to care about the breakup; even so, you keep talking about it.

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Most scientists say there is no justification for editing the CCR5 gene in embryos, even so, because the risks don’t outweigh the benefits. David Cyranoski, Scientific American, "Russian Biologist Plans More CRISPR-Edited Babies," 11 June 2019 To put it simply, the said curse is a superstitious phenomenon in sports where being supported by the rapper (or even so much as interacting with him) will result in that person's or team's loss. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Welp, People Think Arya Stark Is Doomed After That Drake Shoutout at the Billboard Music Awards," 2 May 2019 But even so, his campaign hasn’t supported the hulking weight of his health care costs. Cassie Owens, Philly.com, "Philly Zine Fest founder maintains successful GoFundMe page for his cancer bills, and it still isn't enough," 20 Mar. 2018 Sure, there was some unexpected weirdness: But even so, these shenanigans didn’t ruin the experience. Patricia Hernandez, The Verge, "Fallout 76 players are helping newbies by acting like NPCs," 14 Nov. 2018 None of them had been to Washington in recent years, and even so, had only gone on a school or church trip. Silvia Foster-frau, San Antonio Express-News, "Sutherland Springs residents attend National Day of Prayer," 3 May 2018 Pruitt has denied it all, but even so, Republican presidencies have had short-lived EPA administrators. Emily Atkin, New Republic, "The Next Head of Trump’s EPA," 7 Feb. 2018 Early morning and evening walks are recommended but, even so, some dogs may not be able to handle anything beyond short walks during summer months. Patty Khuly, miamiherald, "In summer, your light-skinned dogs need nontoxic sunscreen | Miami Herald," 3 May 2018 Winter seems to be holding on with both hands this month, but even so, officials in Oregon and Washington states remind drivers that studded tires must be removed by Sunday, April 15. Rosemarie Stein, OregonLive.com, "Portland Metro Friday Traffic: There's still mountain snow, but studded tires must come off by Sunday," 13 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of even so

1561, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jul 2019

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