Definition of even so in US English:

even so


  • In spite of that; nevertheless.

    ‘not the most exciting of places, but even so I was having a good time’
    • ‘But even so a lot of women's families seem to feel obliged to pay for the shindig, alone.’
    • ‘His trees and bushes effectively hide his house from view, but even so, it's pretty hard to miss.’
    • ‘But even so, there is a precedent for the adoption by the far Left of fascist and anti-Semitic doctrines.’
    • ‘Those who are skilled will get ahead - but even so, skills are not enough.’
    • ‘But even so, his fall from grace should not have factored into the equation.’
    • ‘I am sure I thanked them there and then but, even so, I should like to say thank you to them through the letters pages.’
    • ‘It wasn't a fast run but even so I was almost sorry when I pulled up at the dealer's, turned off the engine and stepped out.’
    • ‘They don't seem to be in a rush but it's good to see them even so.’
    • ‘It took a big chunk out of the morning but even so the third bedroom got its final dabs of paint and was declared finished well before the close of day.’
    • ‘We've had some rain this past couple of weeks but even so the earth is dry and parched still, inclined to ring like a hollow log as the hoe works.’
    nevertheless, nonetheless, all the same, just the same, anyway, anyhow, still, yet, however, notwithstanding, despite that, in spite of that, for all that, be that as it may, in any event, at any rate
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