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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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First Known Use of nevertheless

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nevertheless was in the 14th century

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23 Jan 2020

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“Nevertheless.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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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 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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out of the ordinary or unreasonable

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