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Definition even though; or but

(Used to connect contrasting ideas. At the start of a sentence, other synonyms could include words and phrases such as however, yet, all the same, on the other hand, still, even so, and nonetheless.)

Although can also be used as a synonym for but, but in those instances, though or but would generally be considered the better word choice. For example, "She's a great teacher, although not the most popular," would generally be better as "She's a great teacher, though not the most popular."
  • Although she knows a lot about the business, she still has a lot to learn from her mother.
although = even though (used to connect contrasting ideas)
  • Although she was angry, she wasn't about to lose control.
  • although = even though (used to connect contrasting ideas)
  • Although he sounds sincere, she's not accepting any apologies.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • although = even though
  • We might get to know each other again, refresh the love we once had—a love that although we were young was by no means childish.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • although = even though (used to connect contrasting ideas)
  • ... although it broke my heart, I was, and still am, glad I was there.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • although = even though
  • Although there were no papayas, there was cantaloupe, lime, and coconut salad.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • although = even though
  • And they have that same air of confidence, although St. Clair looks unsettled right now.
    Stephanie Perkins  --  Anna and the French Kiss
  • although = but (used to connect contrasting ideas)
  • Although I was terrified when I drove out of the parking lot, once I was on the highway, I felt better.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • although = even though (used to connect contrasting ideas)
  • Although they had not agreed to kill the missionary or drive away the Christians, they had agreed to do something substantial.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • although = even though
  • Reviewing the data on Algernon: although he is still in his physical youth, he has regressed mentally.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon — Novel
  • although = even though
  • I can tell he likes the picture, although he says I didn't quite capture his distinguished nose.
    Katherine Applegate  --  The One and Only Ivan
  • although = even though (used to connect contrasting ideas)
  • I guess I have forgiven us both, although sometimes in the night my dreams will take me back to the sadness, and I have to wake up and forgive us again.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • although = but
  • It is not only a question of youth and confidence although those things are very beautiful.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Clean, Well-Lighted Place
  • although = even though
  • Although it was summer the room was dark.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • although = even though
  • So Charlotte, although she, too, was tired, did what Wilbur wanted.
    E. B. White  --  Charlotte's Web
  • although = even though
  • "I know," I said, although I didn't, not really.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • although = even though
  • I have wondered if there be witches in the world—although I cannot believe they come among us now.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • although = but
  • Although he'd often found something interesting in these searches, he'd never found anything important.
    Jeanne DuPrau  --  The City of Ember
  • although = even though
  • Although we need reinforcement, the recruits give us almost more trouble than they are worth.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • although = even though
  • Life, although it may only be an accumulation of anguish, is dear to me, and I will defend it.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
although = even though

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