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How do you emphasize a contrast?

  • However, nevertheless, nonetheless emphasize the fact that the second point contrasts with the first.

Example:

The ruling party suffered a massive defeat in the recent elections. However, they were able to retain a few seats in the eastern region of the state, traditionally a stronghold for them.

  • Mind you and still introduce the contrasting point as an afterthought.

Example:

I don’t like the job much. Mind you, the money is okay.

  • Yet, still, in spite of this, despite this can be used to suggest that something is surprising, in view of what was said before.

Example:

The train was an hour late. In spite of this, he managed to get to the meeting in time.

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