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Here is a sentence from a news article:

As frustrating as Mikey’s days were, his experience is pretty typical. Researchers define bullying as aggressive behavior that happens again and again.

What does the as ... as mean? The closest meaning I can guess from the context is though as it is said on the OALD site, although OALD considers it a different part of speech and uses only one as:

Happy as they were, there was something missing.

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You're correct, although would be an accurate description.

As tall as the man was, he was not the tallest in the room.

Could be written as:

Although the man was tall, he was not the tallest in the room.

It has a very slightly more dramatic storytelling sound.

As frustrating as Mikey’s days were, his experience is pretty typical.

Could be written as:

Although Mikey's days were frustrating, his experience is pretty typical.

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