Albeit



although; even if:
a peaceful, albeit brief retirement.
Contemporary Examples

Non-violent resistance is proving successful, albeit toward limited objectives.
The Taste of Freedom Yousef Munayyer May 16, 2012

Flash forward 65 years and the world votes Palestine into existence, albeit as an observer state.
Why The Brits Abstained Hannah Weisfeld November 29, 2012

For a short while, we would have even been in the field at the same time (albeit in different units) at that stage of my career.
The Many Scandals Of The Prisoner X Affair Michael Ross February 20, 2013

Until that utopia arrives, it might be heartening to realize that most students have easy, albeit illegal, access to these drugs.
Randy Cohen’s Three Favorite Ethicist Columns Randy Cohen October 8, 2012

The current penalties, albeit very deep, will allow the program and remnants of the Paterno culture to continue.
Will the Penn State Sanctions Work? Murray Sperber July 24, 2012

Historical Examples

One stringer was left, spanning the gulf from bank to bank—a square timber that offered possibilities, albeit dangerous ones.
Motor Matt; or, The King of the Wheel Stanley R. Matthews

Mrs. Roberts exerted herself to laugh with him, albeit she was horror-stricken.
Ester Ried Yet Speaking Isabella Alden

To put the case more accurately, albeit in less lovely phrase, Scott was married by Catie.
The Brentons Anna Chapin Ray

The Street came decorously, albeit with a degree of uncertainty as to supper.
K Mary Roberts Rinehart

To this summons the English paid no heed, albeit they had a great desire to come to some understanding.
The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2) Anatole France

conjunction
even though
conj.

late 14c., a contraction of al be it “al(though) it be (that).”

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