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    #1

    if

    "I settled into a pretty good, if ordinary, existence."

    I was wondering what additional meaning this 'if' gives. A negative?

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: if

    It means "even though", "even if". "Even though/if it was ordinary, it was pretty good."

    #2 here:
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/if

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