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although */*/*/
UK [ɔːlˈðəʊ] / US [ɔlˈðoʊ] conjunction
Usage note:

Though is used with the same meaning as although, and is more common in spoken English.
1) used for introducing a statement that makes your main statement seem surprising

Although he's got a good job now, he still complains.

She used to call me "Tiny", although I was at least as tall as she was.

Davidson fought bravely, and although badly wounded, he refused to surrender.

2) used for introducing a statement that makes what you have just said seem less true or less likely

She's a very popular author, although personally I find her books rather boring.

The Lamberts liked their new home, although sometimes they missed their friends.

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