Terms in this set (17)
Be that as it may
Sea como fuere
use to introduce a word or phrase that contrasts with what was said before: I got it wrong. It wasn't the red one but the blue one.
in an opposite or different way; in contrast
despite that: There are a lot of spelling mistakes; even so, it's quite a good essay.
used with an adjective or adverb to mean to whatever degree: He wanted to take no risks, however small / However carefully I explained, she still didn't understand.
as an opposite
In spite of -sth
if you say that somebody did something in spite of a fact, you mean it is surprising that that fact did not prevent them from doing it.DESPITE - In spite of his age, he still leads an active life.
despite something that you have just mentioned: There is little chance that we will succeed in changing the law. Nevertheless, it is important that we try
On the contrary
contrary to expectations: "he didn't stay home; on the contrary, he went out with his friends"
On the other hand
(contrastive) from another point of view: "on the other hand, she is too ambitious for her own good"; "then again, she might not go"
(usually followed by 'of') without due thought or consideration: "careless of the consequences"; "the proverbial grasshopper--thoughtless of tomorrow"; "crushing the blooms with regardless tread
with reference to action or condition: without change, interruption, or cessation; "it's still warm outside"; "will you still love me when we're old and grey?"
That fact notwithstanding
Notwithstanding some major financial problems, the school has had a successful year.
in a tragic manner: without change, interruption, or cessation; "it's still warm outside"; "will you still love me when we're old and gray?"
by bad luck: "unfortunately it rained all day"; "alas, I cannot stay"
used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time: "So far he hasn't called"; "the sun isn't up yet"