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.
Recent Examples on the Web Following Mother's Day weekend, the number of test results released was the lowest in a week, but even so, there was some encouraging news. Mary Spicuzza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Hundreds show up for free coronavirus tests, while small Wisconsin stores allowed to open to a few customers at a time," 11 May 2020 Today, we're particularly inspired by the work of Deb Siggins, who may not be based in the South, but who captures our hearts even so. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "One Woman Created a Face Masks Giving Tree to Help Keep Her Community Safe," 21 Apr. 2020 But even so, school closures should be considered as part of a larger prevention response in communities with cases of the novel coronavirus, the CDC says. Max Londberg, Cincinnati.com, "Coronavirus: Ohio extends K-12 school closure until May, raising questions for students," 30 Mar. 2020 But even so, fans still have some very convincing theories about her. Heather Finn, Good Housekeeping, "Who Is Bear on 'The Masked Singer'? Now Fans Know Her True Identity," 11 Mar. 2020 The only weakness could be at left tackle if Wilkins is not able to beat out Swenson, but even so, Sooners fans should trust Bedenbaugh to figure things out. Spenser Davis, Dallas News, "Oklahoma offensive line outlook for 2020: Sooners poised to have one of the nation’s best units," 26 Feb. 2020 Central banks’ output is admittedly difficult to define, let alone measure, but even so many central banks in Europe look flabby. The Economist, "Daily chart Are there too many central bankers?," 24 Feb. 2020 Gothic gowns for autumn are about as groundbreaking as florals for spring, but even so, the collection stood out in the midst of a week that has been pretty much safe. Gabrielle Korn, refinery29.com, "Rodarte’s Autumn 2020 Show Was So Pretty, It Hurt," 13 Feb. 2020 And actually some of the New Hampshire tracking does show or even so a Buttigieg uptick. Nr Staff, National Review, "Biden Falls While Bernie Rises," 7 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of even so

1561, in the meaning defined above

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15 May 2020

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“Even so.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/even%20so. Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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