even so

adverb

: 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 But even so, when the Florida park’s 2023 numbers are compared to pre-pandemic levels in 2019, Disney World saw growth in revenue and operating income of over 25% and 30%, respectively. Suzanne Rowan Kelleher, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2024 Dolly Parton Rolls Out Two More ‘Rockstar’ Tracks Featuring Rob Halford, Nikki Sixx and Heart’s Ann Wilson Wilson certainly wasn’t submissive and quiet — but even so, she was taken aback by the misogynistic culture that permeated the music business at that time. Christa Titus, Billboard, 15 Dec. 2023 But even so, the electric Macan is an impressive piece of work. Angus MacKenzie, Robb Report, 12 Dec. 2023 But, even so, the leaders issued no joint statement. Selina Wang, ABC News, 16 Nov. 2023 Not even so stalwart a defender of the nonprofit theater model could always resist the temptations of the commercial world. Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times, 8 Nov. 2023 And because this fake mom isn’t even so far off with these thoughts. Melissa Willets, Parents, 3 Nov. 2023 Topping the Billboard 200 is partially a symptom of One More Time avoiding the bigger pop release weeks this month, but even so, starting with 125,000 equivalent album units is pretty damn impressive, and the cherry on top of a major return. Josh Glicksman, Billboard, 31 Oct. 2023 And even so, the U.S. has an advantage Israel does not: these countries are thousands of miles away. TIME, 12 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1561, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of even so was in 1561

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“Even so.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/even%20so. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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