although vs though

although though

Definitions

  • 1) Admitting that; in spite of the fact that; notwithstanding (that); though.
  • 2) But, except.
  • 3) Though, even though, in spite of the fact that: introducing a clause that expresses a concession.
  • 4) Regardless of the fact that; even though.
  • 5) But; however.
  • 6) Grant all this; be it that; supposing that; notwithstanding; though.

Definitions

  • 1) conjunctive Despite that; however.
  • 2) degree Used to intensify statements or questions; indeed.
  • 3) Informal Used as an intensive.
  • 4) However; nevertheless.
  • 5) However; nevertheless; notwithstanding; -- used in familiar language, and in the middle or at the end of a sentence.
  • 6) (postpositive) however
  • 7) archaic If, that, even if.
  • 8) Despite the fact that; although.
  • 9) Despite the fact that; although.
  • 10) Conceding or supposing that; even if.
  • 11) as if.
  • 12) Granting, admitting, or supposing that; notwithstanding that; if.

Examples

  • 1) although parents could use the law to win compensation, that was not its chief purpose.
  • 2) although this used to be the school music room, not much was left of it when work began.
  • 3) Lawyers say that most are not enforceable in the courts although infidelity clauses where the partner who strays loses rights to assets stand more chance.
  • 4) He has lost interest in bathing himself or brushing his teeth, although he used to be meticulous about hygiene.
  • 5) although the additives used in processed food have passed safety tests, their long-term effects are unknown.
  • 6) although many recipes use canned chickpeas, they don't have the same flavour as freshly cooked ones.
  • 7) although it is used in running, it should not be used in normal walking, except when going up and down stairs.
  • 8) although the windows are noticeably smaller and the ceiling is lower than those in the main rooms, it is a light, bright space.
  • 9) ‘He likes the fact that although the club has a cosmopolitan feel it still clings to old values.’
  • 10) ‘We can agree the deletion of the second paragraph, although this is a statement of fact.’
  • 11) ‘We kept on coming back on safaris, but although we longed to move here we knew it was just a distant dream.’
  • 12) ‘I'm still amazed by the calmness of the sea although it does now at least have some rollers.’
  • 13) ‘She said Mr Brown had agreed to conduct the service, although it was not his usual church.’
  • 14) ‘He used his scooter to get to work and although he would no longer be able to ride it, he was still paying back a loan on it.’
  • 15) ‘Mr Cumming said although new drugs were good news for patients, they still had to be paid for.’
  • 16) ‘The joke was that although John called me posh, he came from a far better off family than I did.’
  • 17) ‘It hardly oozes charm now, although there have been a few attempts to gentrify it.’
  • 18) ‘It seemed that although the road is single track they would need to install traffic lights.’
  • 19) ‘That seems to work for me, although as you mention it does leave them in the database marked as spam.’
  • 20) ‘A better day could not have been had and although it was still early I was knackered.’
  • 21) ‘We even know the name of our delivery driver, although he came while we were out.’
  • 22) ‘It's not just that the pace of basic innovation has slowed in your field, although it has.’
  • 23) ‘The short answer is that although the industry was privatised it was not given its freedom.’
  • 24) ‘How all of this will end is still uncertain - although we can be sure that the end is not in sight.’
  • 25) ‘He admitted that although overall crime levels had come down, the fear of crime had not.’
  • 26) ‘They may have been famous faces but although they may have left the club the club has never left them.’
  • 27) ‘Yet although the project was appearing to gather steam all was not well behind the scenes.’
  • 28) ‘We are a small team and although the numbers of cases are small it takes a long time to treat each person.’
  • 29) ‘It is illegal for both team members to bid nil, although each team can have a player bidding nil.’
  • 30) ‘The moon is largely responsible for our tides, although the sun also plays a small part.’
  • 31) ‘This came to me in my sleep last night, although I had to check the facts at Wikipedia.’
  • 32) ‘They mate for life, although tales of them pining away after the loss of a mate have not been proven.’
  • 33) ‘Once again tickets will go on sale soon, although numbers will be strictly limited.’
  • 34) ‘She said it was wonderful to see everyone again although she wished for more time to speak to them all.’
  • 35) ‘There is no conclusion to its cause although evidence points at a genetic source.’
  • 36) ‘Extra beds can be put in to create family rooms, although it's a bit of a squeeze.’
  • 37) ‘Even now she feels the effect of the illness although it seems, at last, to be under control.’
  • 38) ‘They were not the first to do this, although they are certainly the most successful to date.’
  • 39) ‘His squad were ravaged by injury, although he didn't seek to use this as an excuse.’
  • 40) ‘Eric still owns a clean driving licence, although he has not driven for five years.’
  • 41) ‘The building will stay, although it could be relocated to another part of the site.’
  • 42) ‘It felt a bit heavy although I would be tempted to use it in the winter months because it gave my skin a glow.’
  • 43) ‘My eyes are ok now although for some reason I can't read road signs very well at the moment.’
  • 44) ‘Jake is back to playing his recorder although fighting it might be a better description.’
  • 45) ‘The square still exists, although the structure itself is a right old mess these days.’
  • 46) ‘I kept a diary through much of my teenage years, although it was a bit intermittent.’
  • 47) ‘It took a few years for Xfm to get back on track, although I still can't listen to it today.’
  • 48) ‘She's very happy and is engaged to be married although the date's not yet been set.’

Examples

  • 1) though his case is persuasive, there are moments when focus is lost.
  • 2) On the other hand, it certainly sounds as though there is something wrong.
  • 3) The library job sounds good though doesn't it?
  • 4) It definitely looks like somebody, though.
  • 5) This was time well spent, though.
  • 6) That is not stopping companies from trying, though.
  • 7) I don't think we want to go through it again though.
  • 8) Sometimes, though, they do and you need to know who did it.
  • 9) It did not set England back, though.
  • 10) Finally, though, the penny has dropped.
  • 11) It was as though he were finally free.
  • 12) The good news though is that the real racers do know how to handle these awesome vehicles.
  • 13) We sometimes preach as though it were not.
  • 14) She looked as though she were going to a funeral.
  • 15) We returned it all the next day though.
  • 16) The touchscreen controls work well though sometimes the action does get a little cluttered.
  • 17) though it sounds like they could just as easily be the things you want to get away from!
  • 18) The forum is clearly a force for good though a lack of resources has made its task a difficult one.
  • 19) It will not be easy though.
  • 20) No one has heard from him since the court case though we have emailed the prison about getting in touch with him.
  • 21) He has no plans to tackle such issues in his work again, though.
  • 22) Neither company has been particularly well rewarded, though.
  • 23) This will come back, though it is not obvious when.
  • 24) Physical proximity would certainly help, though.
  • 25) It was warmer inside, though there was hardly a flicker of chilli in the food.
  • 26) It finally feels as though the end is in sight, but what happens next?
  • 27) People do seem to like it, though.
  • 28) He wears the years well, though strangely.
  • 29) She's back home now though and she keeps saying how proud she was.
  • 30) It has had all sorts of technical difficulties, though it says it is committed to safe exploration.
  • 31) It is important for your daughter to be honest with her about personal history though and not try to write your son out of the script.
  • 32) I still feel guilty though, despite not doing anything wrong.
  • 33) EVEN though we've been together for two years my boyfriend still wants to meet other women.
  • 34) I should imagine, though, she might reckon on a better match, ’ said Vronsky, drawing himself up and walking about again, ‘though I don’t know him, of course, ’ he added.
  • 35) I would fain be assured that I am growing apace and rankly, though my very growth disturb this dull equanimity, —though it be with struggle through long, dark, muggy nights or seasons of gloom.
  • 36) Nanako would like some atonement though, seems like Ciel's still not going to give any of it though~
  • 37) Mrs. Todd Palin though, is the re-incarnation of Tomas de Torquemada ….
  • 38) What the film has managed to maintain though, is some degree of anticipation for more.
  • 39) Don't be fooled by the title though - although it is called "Snot Rap Parts 1 & 2", the tracks are actually an extended version of "Part 1" on side A and an instrumental mix on side B!
  • 40) The club which anyone can join though is the club of which no one wants to be a member.
  • 41) The term though, has come to refer to foods that dont much resemble their original state.
  • 42) I did like the title though, very evocative , and a reminder of the ephemeral nature of nationalistic power and military might- c.f. hearts and minds?
  • 43) ‘Haylage is becoming more popular and though it is more expensive than hay, has a higher feed value.’
  • 44) ‘In fact, though the alarm has some basis in fact, it should be treated with scepticism.’
  • 45) ‘The fact on which he now relies is that though he stole, he did not in fact threaten violence.’
  • 46) ‘The house itself, though imposing from the outside, is in fact a very comfortable size.’
  • 47) ‘He is always open to all points of view, though he is also absolutely sure of what he wants.’
  • 48) ‘A well used before the tsunami is still in use though it too was swamped by the waves.’
  • 49) ‘The onion bhaji, though hardly a revelation, was polished off fairly smartly by Tim.’
  • 50) ‘Weak and ill though he was, he still held all the reins of power, and refused to let them go.’
  • 51) ‘Mine experts said that drilling, though slow, was still the best way to reach the men.’
  • 52) ‘Declan did a good job running the event, though he should have been tougher on the slow players in my opinion.’
  • 53) ‘In the winter I tend to cover longer distances in the pool, though I swim at a slower speed.’
  • 54) ‘Continental drift also has an effect on the weather, though the process is much slower.’
  • 55) ‘In truth, though clever and apparently effective, that blow had failed to hurt her.’
  • 56) ‘The trade, though lucrative, was quite separate from the rest of his thinking.’
  • 57) ‘This practice, though sacred in the eyes of our ancestors, appears ridiculous to us.’
  • 58) ‘The best of the heckling, though born out of animosity, was seasoned by spontaneous wit.’
  • 59) ‘This player, though inconsistent, knows his way around a grass court and could be tricky.’
  • 60) ‘My face, though frosted with new snow, has a warmth in the cheeks that defends the bone.’
  • 61) ‘In form, though comparable in concept to the Sutton Hoo stand, it is unique for England.’
  • 62) ‘He did not call an expert in Planned Maintenance, though given leave to do so.’
  • 63) ‘We also have many ways of saying that, though something may, in fact, not be the case, it could be.’
  • 64) ‘Trivial though facts may be, he wanted to know what he was up against.’
  • 65) ‘The Japanese still have a chance of qualifying, though they need at least another goal.’
  • 66) ‘He tried it in a local chalk pit where he usually rode and was pleased with it, though he found brake problems.’
  • 67) ‘Two bombs hit the ship, neither of which exploded, though one man died in the raid.’
  • 68) ‘Adjusting its controls takes no time at all, though small icons can be difficult to make out.’
  • 69) ‘The train may be flooded out tomorrow, though I expect it will just be late and slow.’
  • 70) ‘Possibly these were folded in or had been removed, though I might have missed them.’
  • 71) ‘If it is possible to get a ticket then get one, though I fear they will be difficult to obtain.’
  • 72) ‘New lighting will also be installed, though the final details have yet to be decided.’
  • 73) ‘Both are near the university, though the former is a bit more posh and expensive.’
  • 74) ‘The order was obeyed despite there being no authority - though by then it was too late.’
  • 75) ‘Installing the software is a trifle, though using it isn't immediately a piece of cake.’
  • 76) ‘His car has not yet been traced, though police believe it is still in the UK.’
  • 77) ‘These stories could have come from any of the tabloids from the last few weeks, though actually they belong to the distant past.’
  • 78) ‘Mrs Evans was not present at the inquest, though other members of Mr Evans' family were.’
  • 79) ‘The route is a combination of moorland tracks and field paths though no great climbs are involved.’
  • 80) ‘At the Black Bull the liquid refreshment was welcome though the food was unexciting.’
  • 81) ‘This is an enjoyable, though average, transposition of comic book heroes to the big screen.’
  • 82) ‘The bore was cylindrical and held a double reed, though single reeds are sometimes shown.’
  • 83) ‘It had occupied a favourable, though unenviable, position at the crux of two world wars.’
  • 84) ‘I wish them all the best though, and fully appreciate the time and effort they put in.’
  • 85) ‘The service is not slow though, we get a jug of iced water right away and a young waiter soon arrives to take our order.’
  • 86) ‘In these opening weeks of the season, though, he will remain a figure of possibility.’
  • 87) ‘Harry decided that I should suffer for it, though, and suffer for as long as possible.’
  • 88) ‘At the moment it's not really possible to say what this will look like though.’
  • 89) ‘In the end though the mechanics weren't right for it to progress beyond the competition.’
  • 90) ‘We're not there yet though, despite what some people in the media seem to think.’
  • 91) ‘It's a fact, though, that ageism is rampant right the way through our institutions.’
  • 92) ‘Despite that though, this is one of the strongest batches of episodes produced to date.’
  • 93) ‘They should, though, be given all the facts and helped in the decision, so that it can be the right one.’
  • 94) ‘The fact that she is a woman, though, will surely influence the way she does the job.’
  • 95) ‘All this though doesn't change the fact that my rent will always be dead money.’
  • 96) ‘His performance was remarkable, though, given that he was playing through the pain barrier.’
  • 97) ‘Now, though, most of the company's food and clothing stock is delivered on a daily basis.’
  • 98) ‘I thought there must be more to the job than this, though, so I asked Sylvia her opinion.’
  • 99) ‘Much of it, though, is thought to be the work of a small number of individuals.’
  • 100) ‘Apart from that, though, the only permanent legacy of her illness is the operation scar.’
  • 101) ‘Miraculously though, Shirley escaped with only cuts and bruises and a broken arm.’
  • 102) ‘Sadly though, it needs more than trees and seasonal Christmas lights to redeem this area.’
  • 103) ‘Later though, in the gathering gloom, the city's bars and restaurants come to life.’
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