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Definition of but then in English:

After all; on the other hand (introducing a contrasting comment): it couldn’t help, but then again, it probably couldn’t hurt it’s a very hard exam, but then they all are
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  • But then, they would be, wouldn't they?
  • Most of the people I have spoken to since agree but then they don't live in homes with gardens big enough to warrant weekly collections of garden waste!
  • "But then they're bred for it, aren't they?" she adds as an afterthought.
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