even so


Definition of even so

: in spite of that : nevertheless

Examples of even so in a Sentence

I know you claim not to care about the breakup; even so, you keep talking about it.
Recent Examples on the Web There's not a lot that's being taught in schools but even so less being taught at home about it. The Indianapolis Star, 20 June 2022 In the end, Giannis Antetokounmpo had to take on too much, too often, and even so led the team to an improbable Game 7, underlining his rightful place in history as one of the most dominant forces the NBA has ever seen. Morten Jensen, Forbes, 20 June 2022 But even so, the case against him now is far more extensive and expansive, after the committee conducted some 1,000 interviews and obtained more than 100,000 pages of documents. New York Times, 9 June 2022 Brady said some lawmakers who submitted no-confidence letters had asked for them to be held back until after the jubilee weekend — but even so, the threshold was still reached on Sunday. Jill Lawless, Chicago Tribune, 6 June 2022 The four-day celebrations surrounding the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this weekend have been marked by their pomp and pageantry—but even so, in terms of sheer spectacle, nothing was going to rival tonight’s Party at the Palace. Vogue, 4 June 2022 But even so, Clorox sales have become a good proxy for the public’s level of pandemic worry, especially in the US, the company’s largest market. Nicolás Rivero, Quartz, 20 May 2022 But even so, Microsoft would have every incentive also to make games for rival platforms and the world’s six billion-plus smartphones. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, 10 May 2022 Berkeley is a culinary mecca with farmers markets, abundant produce at supermarkets and great restaurants, but even so my cooking was hampered by limitations, namely time, knowledge, budget, tools and energy. Washington Post, 6 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of even so

1561, in the meaning defined above

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26 Jun 2022

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“Even so.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/even%20so. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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