Meaning of “be that as it may” in the English Dictionary

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"be that as it may" in British English

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be that as it may

formal

used to mean that you accept that a piece of information is true but it does not change your opinion of the subject you are discussing:

Building a new children's home will cost a lot of money but, be that as it may, there is an urgent need for the facility.

(Definition of “be that as it may” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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