even so

adverb

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.
Recent Examples on the Web But even so, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the planet while staying safe. London Gibson, The Indianapolis Star, "15 virtual events and outdoor activities you can do to celebrate Earth Day this year," 21 Apr. 2021 That number will likely decline as the car gets closer to production, but even so, the announcement reveals that electric cars are becoming synonymous with the idea of luxury cars, the most profitable segment of the vehicle market. Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic, "The Weekly Planet: An Outdated Idea Is Still Shaping Climate Policy," 20 Apr. 2021 But even so, a look under the hood shows plenty of reasons to be concerned. Michael Foster, Forbes, "This Fund’s Monster Return Is Fueling 7.9% Dividends," 16 Apr. 2021 The funeral for Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband of 73 years who died April 9 at the age of 99, will be a private family service, kept small to accommodate COVID-19 restrictions—but, even so, the world will be watching. Olivia B. Waxman, Time, "Where Prince Philip's Funeral Fits Into Royal History," 16 Apr. 2021 Still hanging over the Republicans, Donald Trump, slowly emerging from his exile in Mar-a-Lago, still clinging to the lie that the election was stolen from him, and, even so, the most in-demand endorsement by far for Republicans running in 2022. ABC News, "'This Week' Transcript 4-11-21: Sec. Jennifer Granholm, Sen. Roger Wicker," 11 Apr. 2021 Italy has always had a great affinity with manufacture, of course, but even so, the scale and concentration of yacht makers in this enclave of barely 60,000 people is remarkable. Paul Croughton, Robb Report, "The Life Aquatic: Inside the April 2021 Issue of Robb Report," 11 Apr. 2021 But even so, other countries might still perceive it as dumping an inferior vaccine, the advisers said. Elizabeth Cohen, CNN, "Government vaccine advisers say they don't foresee AstraZeneca vaccine being used in the US," 9 Apr. 2021 The Biden administration is putting the forearm-brace/shoulder-stock distinction at the top of its worry list even so. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, "Baby Steps toward a Workable Middle Ground on Guns," 8 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of even so

1561, in the meaning defined above

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28 Apr 2021

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“Even so.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/even%20so. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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