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English definition of “be that as it may”

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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.
Translations of “be that as it may”
in Chinese (Traditional) 就算是那樣…
in Chinese (Simplified) 就算是那样…
(Definition of be that as it may from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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