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mind you
     1. phrase. (idiomatic colloquial chiefly UK) Used to draw attention to an important fact that is important to a statement.
     2. phrase. (literally, archaic) Mind that you, be careful that you
Analysis
mind
     1. n. The ability for rational thought.
     2. n. The ability to be aware of things.
     3. n. The ability to remember things.
     4. n. The ability to focus the thoughts.
     5. n. Somebody that embodies certain mental qualities.
you
     1. pron. (object pronoun) The people spoken, or written to, as an object. (from 9th c.)
     2. pron. (reflexive now US colloquial) (To) yourselves, (to) yourself. (from 9th c.)
     3. pron. (object pronoun) The person spoken to or written to, as an object. (Replacing thee, originally as a mark of respect.) (from 13th c.)
     4. pron. (subject pronoun) The people spoken to or written to, as a subject. (Replacing ye.) (from 14th c.)
     5. pron. (subject pronoun) The person spoken to or written to, as a subject. (Originally as a mark of respect.) (from 15th c.)

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Example Sentences

Not that I was a great driver, mind you
I'm only guessing, mind you
He, like us, believes that you cannot be bought by money, that you cannot be jealous of a rival, that with an open, objective mind you view the world. 
Not that I was objecting, mind you
Keep in mind you are not the first gay son ever produced by a cleric and you will not be the last. 

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