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ないまでも
naimademo
JLPT N1 Author: LR
Meaning
expressing the speaker's feeling that although an ideal action or state isn't possible, at least the next best action or stat is or should be available
Although you may not be able to call this public performance a great success, it produced results of a sort.
Phrases
Although you may not be able to call this public performance a great success, it produced results of a sort.
#7928 Author: LR

Although he hasn't published many papers at all, the quality of those he has published is extremely high.
#7929 Author: LR

Even though we can't conclude he's the culprit, he has many suspicious points
#7930 Author: LR

The sculpture may not be called a perfect work, but it is a work that makes you feel there is much potential.
#7931 Author: LR

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