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Definition of nevertheless

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

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. See More
Recent Examples on the Web Kiley, from Placer County, nevertheless is asking voters in November to elect him to represent the state’s new 3rd District House seat. Gale Holland, Los Angeles Times, 9 Aug. 2022 But Hamas nevertheless participates in Palestinian elections, winning the last legislative election, in 2006. Patrick Kingsley,, 8 Aug. 2022 The central dynamics of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including a 15-year blockade of Gaza, nevertheless remain in place, and the escalation this weekend left the two sides as distant as ever from the possibility of peace negotiations. New York Times, 7 Aug. 2022 The newspaper Novaya Gazeta attempted to continue publishing without breaking any of the new laws concerning war reporting, but nevertheless was forced to stop in March. Fred Weir, The Christian Science Monitor, 4 Aug. 2022 Though my effort to write in German was everywhere speckled with syntactical errors, Doktor Lange was nevertheless kind to it. Cynthia Ozick, The Atlantic, 3 Aug. 2022 Though lacking in sand, this grassy knoll overlooking Storrow Drive nevertheless provides the perfect place for a beach read, with the sound of cars rushing past easily mistaken for waves crashing onto the shore. Maya Homan,, 26 July 2022 But the state prosecutor nevertheless proceeded with charges, although not against county officials. Bianca Fortis, ProPublica, 21 July 2022 But his is nevertheless a satisfying journey to watch unfold. Andy Meek, BGR, 21 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of nevertheless

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Nevertheless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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Kids Definition of nevertheless

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

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