all the same

adverb
despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession) (Freq. 1)
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although I'm a little afraid, however I'd like to try it

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while we disliked each other, nevertheless we agreed

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he was a stern yet fair master

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granted that it is dangerous, all the same I still want to go

Syn:

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1 I was frightened all the same: IN SPITE OF EVERYTHING, despite that, nevertheless, nonetheless, even so, however, but, still, yet, though, be that as it may, just the same, at the same time, in any event, notwithstanding, regardless, anyway, anyhow; informal still and all.
same

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adverb

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all the same see under ↑same
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Main Entry:all

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all/just/the same mainly spoken phrase
despite what has been mentioned

I’m sure he’s safe, but all the same, I wish he’d come home.

I didn’t expect to find anything, but I decided to look around just the same.

Thesaurus: despite somethingsynonym
Main entry: same

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I
see same
II all (or just) the same
in spite of this; nevertheless

she knew they had meant it kindly, but it had hurt all the same

I can manage alone, thanks all the same

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all the same (or just the same)
: despite what has just been said :nevertheless

Of course it won't be easy. But you should try all the same.

I'm afraid I can't accept your offer. But thank you just the same.

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Main Entry:same

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ˌall/ˌjust the ˈsame idiom
despite this
Syn: nevertheless

He's not very reliable, but I like him just the same.

‘Will you stay for lunch?’ ‘No, but thanks all the same.’

All the same, there's some truth in what she says.

Main entry:sameidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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