from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Of the nature of or containing a concession.
- adjective Grammar Expressing concession, as the conjunction though.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Of the nature of or containing a concession or an admission, as the surrender of some disputed or disputable point.
- Specifically, in grammar, marking or stating a condition as something which may be granted without destroying a conclusion: as, a concessive particle; a concessive sentence.
- noun A particle implying concession. See I.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Implying concession.
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- adjective Of, pertaining to, or being a
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- adjective of or pertaining to concession
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
AG: I welcome tremendously the concessive and inclusive attitude of people who have a faith and say they want to co-exist with other people who have [no] faith, [who] cherry-pick the best bits of their religion and leave the undesirable bits, the anti-gay, the anti-women, the burn-them-at-the-stake bits.
Wherever they're on the back foot, they suddenly become very friendly, very concessive and very tolerant.
‘Though’ has other roles than that of concessive subordinator which it shares with ‘although’.
Hence the significance of ˜concessive knowledge attributions™
I mean, as we discussed, what you see in that film is the shockwave, the concessive wave of that massive detonation washing over our camera position.
-- A conditional or a concessive clause takes a verb in the indicative mode when the action or being is assumed as a fact, or when the uncertainty lies merely in the speaker's knowledge of the fact.
-- _However_ modifies _strongly_, and connects a concessive clause.
In the conditional clause of (3) and in the concessive clause of (4) the raining is thought of as a mere contingency.
It was the tenderest malice, but it obtained no concessive sign.
When does a conditional or a concessive clause require the verb to be in the indicative?