even so

even so (not comparable)

  1. In spite of the preceding remark or facts.
    His ideas are all wrong. Even so, I want to agree with him.
    • "But we're not rabbits, even so," said Hammond.
  2. 1997 Feb. 13, Scot Woods, "[http://content.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,7666,00.html The Not-So Friendly Skies]," Time (retrieved 27 Oct 2015):
    [T]he American Airlines pilots union softened its stand and offered to accept lower wages for flying smaller "regional jets." Even so, airline management rejected the offer.
  3. 2009 Dec. 25, Paul Krugman, "Tidings of Comfort ↗," New York Times (retrieved 27 Oct 2015):
    But reform legislation enacted in 2010 . . . created a system of subsidies to help families pay for coverage. Even so, insurance doesn’t come cheap.
  4. (archaic) In exactly such a manner (as said or surmised); of exactly such a nature.
    • circa 1598 William Shakespeare, King Henry V, act 4, scene 1:
      Pistol: Trail'st thou the puissant pike?
      King Henry V: Even so. What are you?
      "Even so," she answered.
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