nev·​er·​the·​less | \ˌne-vər-t͟hə-ˈles \

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 as a proof of concept, Chained nevertheless does what Denton set out to do. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "Chained mixes virtual reality and live actors to tell a dark Christmas tale," 5 Dec. 2018 She nevertheless was listed by federal prosecutors as one of Epstein’s Palm Beach victims. Julie K. Brown, The Seattle Times, "Perversion of Justice: Even from jail, sex abuser manipulated the system. His victims were kept in the dark," 4 Dec. 2018 But analysts nevertheless pointed to considerable headwinds for industrial metals generally. Benjamin Parkin, WSJ, "Copper Steadies After Brutal Week for Metals," 17 Aug. 2018 But Marquardt nevertheless pointed to the shooting as evidence of a broader willingness to commit acts of violence against the press. Emma Green, The Atlantic, "The Capital Gazette Won’t Stop Reporting," 29 June 2018 Prosecutors seemingly argued that nevertheless, Facebook had to comply with the government’s request. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "FBI: We can’t listen to Facebook Messenger voice calls. Judge: Tough luck," 29 Sep. 2018 She is nevertheless expected to seek assurances from Trump that the United States is ready to enter negotiations on a bilateral trade agreement. Stephen Castle,, "The hidden, high-tech world of communications at Fenway Park," 9 July 2018 Newsletter Sign-up Playing to type was nevertheless an occupational hazard in British India. Maxwell Carter, WSJ, "‘The British in India’ Review: Anglo-Indian Attitudes," 9 Nov. 2018 While statistically there was a low possibility that users could have encountered a data loss, this incident is nevertheless a blow to the reputations of both Microsoft and Windows 10. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft restarts Windows 10 October 2018 Update, blaming data loss on misdirected folders," 9 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of nevertheless

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of nevertheless

: in spite of what has just been said


nev·​er·​the·​less | \ˌne-vər-t͟hə-ˈles \

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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