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Date: 1300-1400
Origin: all 'even' + though

although

conjunction
     
al‧though S1 W1
1 used to introduce a statement that makes your main statement seem surprising or unlikely [= though]:
Although in poor health, she continued to carry out her duties.
We decided to take rooms in Longwood House, although we knew we could not really afford the rent.
Although I can't help admiring the man's courage, I do not approve of his methods.
2 used to add a statement that balances or reduces the effect of what you have just said [= but]:
You can copy down my answers, although I'm not sure they're right.
No, this is my responsibility, although I appreciate your offer.

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