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adverb, conjunction though pronunciation in British English /ðəʊ/
  1. 1
    used for introducing a statement that makes your main statement seem surprising
    Though we are only a small country, we have a long and glorious history.
    The journey, though difficult, involved no real danger.
    even though: He went on fighting even though he was wounded.
    1. a.
      used after an adjective
      Poor though her family was, they would never ask for help.
      Odd though it may seem, I never found out his name.
  2. 2
    used for introducing a statement that makes what you have just said seem less true or less likely
    I really enjoyed your lecture, though there were some parts I didn’t quite understand.
    I departed willingly, though sadly.


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