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English definition of “be that as it may”

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.Connecting words which express a contrast
(Definition of be that as it may from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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