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also tho'  (thō)
conj. & adv. Informal



1. notwithstanding that; although: Though we tried hard, we lost the game.
2. even if; granting that (often prec. by even).
3. for all that; however.
as though, as if: It seemed as though the place was deserted.
[1150–1200; Middle English thoh < Old Norse thō; replacing Old English thēah, c. Old High German tho(h), Gothic thau(h)]
usage: Some usage guides object to the use of though in place of although as a conjunction. However, the latter (earlier all though) was orig. an emphatic form of the former, and there is nothing in contemporary English usage to justify such a distinction. Both are fully standard.
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Noun1.Tho - a branch of the Tai languages
Tai - the most widespread and best known of the Kadai family of languages
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Clymer Thos FitzSimons Jared Ingersoll James Wilson Gouv Morris
Tho' my Charms are now considerably softened and somewhat impaired by the Misfortunes I have undergone, I was once beautiful.
Tho' indeed my own Misfortunes do not make less impression on me than they ever did, yet now I never feel for those of an other.
Tho' the beings whom thy Nesace, Thy messenger hath known Have dream'd for thy Infinity
†"What tho' in worlds which sightless cycles run, Link'd to a little system, and one sun - Where all my love is folly and the crowd Still think my terrors but the thunder cloud, The storm, the earthquake, and the ocean-wrath -(Ah !
'At the thame time,' said Sleary, 'I mutht put in my word, Thquire, tho that both thides of the banner may be equally theen.
But on thecond thoughth, he wouldn't have performed without hith mathter, tho ith ath broad ath ith long!'
I don't know; it seems a sort of foolish to me, tho'.
Ned, tho had a side view into the underbrush, gave a sudden cry.
I have in my possession a paper, yellow with age, that was sent soon after the novel appeared, containing "The Pedigree of the Family of Appine," wherein it is said that "Alan 3rd Baron of Appine was not killed at Flowdoun, tho there, but lived to a great old age.
And so tho said Mr Allan was carried to a secret chamber: with him passed the honourable Earl, his worshipful brother, and such as were appointed to be servants at that banquet.
"Aye," quoth the Sheriff, and scratched his head, "I thought he would be here; I thought he would, but tho' he's bold, He durst not now appear "