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nevertheless

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adverb nev·er·the·less \ˌne-vər-thə-ˈles\

Simple Definition of nevertheless

  • : in spite of what has just been said

Full Definition of nevertheless

  1. :  in spite of that :  however <her childish but nevertheless real delight — Richard Corbin>

Examples of nevertheless

  1. I am, nevertheless, a multicellular organism of reasonably complex structure … —Natalie Angier, New York Times, 6 Mar. 2007

  2. Nevertheless, resistance to equal opportunities and fair pay for female athletes remained strong. —Christopher Hitchens, New York Times Book Review, 21 Aug. 2005

  3. Instead, I drew a series of circles around myself, with borders that shifted as time passed and faces changed but that nevertheless offered the illusion of control. An inner circle, where love was constant and claims unquestioned. —Barack Obama, Dreams From My Father, 1995

  4. She was filled with emotions that were utterly ridiculous, that she despised, yet that nevertheless she was feeling so strongly she could not shake them off. —Doris Lessing, The Story and Its Writer, 1987

  5. Her date was a bit of a slob, but she had fun nevertheless.

  6. It was a predictable, but nevertheless funny, story.



14th Century

First Known Use of nevertheless

14th century


NEVERTHELESS Defined for Kids

nevertheless

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adverb nev·er·the·less \ˌne-vər-thə-ˈles\

Definition of nevertheless

  1. :  even so :  however <Slightly dizzy, he nevertheless kept his eyes wide open … — J. K. Rowling, Chamber of Secrets>





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