nevertheless

adverb
nev·​er·​the·​less | \ ˌne-vər-t͟hə-ˈles How to pronounce nevertheless (audio) \

Definition of nevertheless

: in spite of that : however her childish but nevertheless real delight— Richard Corbin

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Examples of nevertheless in a Sentence

I am, nevertheless, a multicellular organism of reasonably complex structure … — Natalie Angier, New York Times, 6 Mar. 2007 Nevertheless, resistance to equal opportunities and fair pay for female athletes remained strong. — Christopher Hitchens, New York Times Book Review, 21 Aug. 2005 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 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 Her date was a bit of a slob, but she had fun nevertheless. It was a predictable, but nevertheless funny, story.
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But last season’s Final-Four run — and upset over Williamson and Co. — was a reminder that Izzo’s program is somewhere close; not quite a blue-blood, yet distinctive nevertheless. Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan State basketball's date with Duke a reminder of what Tom Izzo has built," 8 June 2019 Without going to those extremes, use of facial recognition by American law enforcement nevertheless runs the risk of drifting into uncharted waters. Sam Dean, latimes.com, "Lawmakers aim to rein in police use of facial recognition," 7 June 2019 Those claims remain unproved, but the CBD business in the U.S. has nevertheless tripled in the past three years; analysts project the industry will be worth over $20 billion by 2022. Elijah Wolfson, Time, "CBD Is Already Everywhere. How Will the Government Handle It?," 6 June 2019 Ruiz has nevertheless changed perceptions, with boxers of Mexican descent no longer solely locked into smaller weight classes like De La Hoya or Canelo Álvarez, Mondragón said. Deepti Hajela, The Denver Post, "Historic Andy Ruiz boxing win jolts elation among Mexican Americans," 5 June 2019 Still, notes Ben Potter, an archaeologist at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks who was not involved with the work, the relation is nevertheless distant. Michael Price, Science | AAAS, "Closest-known ancestor of today’s Native Americans found in Siberia," 5 June 2019 The market has continued to fluctuate since then (with a notable dip following the 2008 recession), but, nevertheless, High Point has remained the world's largest furniture market for decades. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "A Tiny North Carolina Town You've Never Heard of Makes Most of America's Furniture," 27 Mar. 2019 The company said the family nevertheless voluntarily contributed to the settlement. Geoff Mulvihill, The Seattle Times, "Maker of OxyContin agrees to $270M settlement in Oklahoma," 27 Mar. 2019 Many trade schools nevertheless seem to be seeing an increase in the types of students who a decade ago might never have considered them a viable option. Chuck Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "The State of American Trade Schools," 13 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of nevertheless

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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nevertheless

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English Language Learners Definition of nevertheless

: in spite of what has just been said

nevertheless

adverb
nev·​er·​the·​less | \ ˌne-vər-t͟hə-ˈles How to pronounce nevertheless (audio) \

Kids Definition of nevertheless

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

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