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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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 Sometimes, owners are even forced to tear down the buildings but even so, those sporadic crackdowns are not enough to prevent new projects from emerging. Andreane Williams, USA TODAY, "Landfills, polluted drinking water: This tiny town in Mexico is hurting the environment," 4 Apr. 2018 Doubtful, but even so — that idea has to make agents feel nervous, too. Matt Calkins, The Seattle Times, "Richard Sherman acting as his own agent? Get ready for another wild ride with No. 25," 10 Feb. 2018 But even so, other creative rolls are surprisingly — even shockingly — succinct. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "No-frills Sushi Nakano one of the best casual sushi restaurants in Phoenix," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of even so

1561, in the meaning defined above

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