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although
used in Things Fall Apart

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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 they had not agreed to kill the missionary or drive away the Christians, they had agreed to do something substantial.
    p. 192.5
although = even though
  • And so although Okonkwo was still young, he was already one of the greatest men of his time.
    p. 8.6
  • although = even though
  • But although Okonkwo was a great man whose prowess was universally acknowledged, he was not a hunter.
    p. 38.9
  • although = even though
  • For although locusts had not visited Umuofia for many years, everybody knew by instinct that they were very good to eat.
    p. 56.4
  • although = even though
  • Although he had felt uneasy at first, he was not afraid now.
    p. 59.6
  • although = even though
  • At last Ezinma was born, and although ailing she seemed determined to live.
    p. 79.7
  • although = even though
  • And although she believed that the isa-ifi which had been dug up was genuine, she could not ignore the fact that some really evil children sometimes misled people into digging up a specious one.
    p. 80.5
  • although = even though
  • Although her husband's wives were saying that it was nothing more than iba, she did not hear them.
    p. 85.5
  • although = even though

    (editor's note:  Iba is an Igbo word for fever.)
  • Although the night was cool, Ekwefi was beginning to feel hot from her running.
    p. 103.7
  • although = even though
  • But although it had happened so long ago, her blood still ran cold whenever she remembered that night.
    p. 104.8
  • although = even though
  • The moon was definitely rising, and although it had not yet appeared on the sky its light had already melted down the darkness.
    p. 106.4
  • although = even though
  • Okonkwo was also feeling tired, and sleepy, for although nobody else knew it, he had not slept at all last night.
    p. 112.4
  • although = even though
  • Although they come from a village that is known for being closefisted, they ought to know that Akueke is the bride for a king.
    p. 116.3
  • although = even though
  • But although he thought for a long time he found no answer.
    p. 125.6
  • although = even though
  • The other four black men were also their brothers, although one of them did not speak Ibo.
    p. 145.0
  • although = however
  • Although Nwoye had been attracted to the new faith from the very first day, he kept it secret.
    p. 149.9
  • although = even though
  • He heard the voice of singing and although it came from a handful of men it was loud and confident.
    p. 150.4
  • although = even though
  • Although such stories were now often told they looked like fairytales in Mbanta and did not as yet affect the relationship between the new church and the clan.
    p. 155.2
  • although = even though
  • Although he had prospered in his motherland Okonkwo knew that he would have prospered even more in Umuofia, in the land of his fathers where men were bold and warlike.
    p. 162.4
  • although = even though
  • Although they were almost the same age, Ezinma wielded a strong influence over her half-sister.
    p. 173.6
  • although = even though
  • Many of them come from distant places and although they speak your tongue they are ignorant of your customs.
    p. 193.9
although = even though
There are no more uses of "although" in Things Fall Apart.

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