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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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 The intent may have been to randomize, but her distinct taste nevertheless results in a provocative collection of digital curios. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "How One Honolulu-Based Artist Gets Dressed to Work in Paradise," 7 Mar. 2019 The Supreme Court nevertheless agreed to hear the case next fall. Richard Wolf, USA TODAY, "Trump's judges are flexing their muscles, from civil rights to campaign spending," 6 May 2018 Does this questionable reporting nevertheless ring true for those of us who would mainly be tuning in for glimpses of TimCha? Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "This Week in Timothée Chalamet," 25 Jan. 2019 Stealing a page from Apple’s recent earnings warning, Intel blamed a lack of demand in China as one of the reasons for reporting healthy fourth-quarter profits that were nevertheless less than Wall Street expected. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Intel addresses processor shortages, CEO hunt after reporting disappointing fourth-quarter results," 24 Jan. 2019 The air of uncertainty over which way the decision will go following video review adds to the drama of the game - a relatively irrelevant detail in terms of what VAR sets out to achieve, but an entertaining aspect of the system, nevertheless., "Why VAR is a Step in the Right Direction for Football Despite the Continued Scrutiny," 12 July 2018 Prosecutors seemingly argued that Facebook nevertheless had to comply with the government’s request. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "DOJ made secret arguments to break crypto, now ACLU wants to make them public," 28 Nov. 2018 The collection of student-athletes from Weston 's Okapi Wanderers, as well as rugby programs in Boca Raton , Wellington , Sarasota and Orlando, didn't have much time to train but nevertheless had the talent to compete against quality competition. Emmett Hall,, "Florida Jaguares make impressive debut with U.S. regional rugby title," 9 July 2018

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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


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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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grandiloquent, ostentatious, or bombastic

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