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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Recent Examples on the Web An extreme example can be found in the work of Ayn Rand, whose Objectivist novels can be considered a kind of radioactive waste—a hazardous substance that nevertheless glows irresistibly in the eyes of the uninitiated. Sheon Han, The New Republic, "Why Are Literature and Philosophy Such an Awkward Match?," 23 Feb. 2021 If a professor misspeaks with no ill intent, he must nevertheless be destroyed. Keith C. Burris, Star Tribune, "What America needs is a moral awakening," 21 Feb. 2021 Though not as stingy as Hurley, defensive perfectionist, would want, the Huskies nevertheless lead the Big East in blocks and can make teams uncomfortable. Dom Amore, courant.com, "UConn men at No. 10 Villanova: What you need to know as the high-stakes, Big East showdown arrives," 20 Feb. 2021 Dinning nevertheless managed to buy 150 acres of the very land on which he had once been enslaved. Washington Post, "He escaped a lynch mob, then sued its members in court," 19 Feb. 2021 Frail in his ninth decade, Lee nevertheless kept a grueling schedule, signing autographs for cash at comics conventions. Barbara Vandenburgh, USA TODAY, "'The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee': Absorbing bio details dismantles myths surrounding Marvel comics icon," 18 Feb. 2021 The Justice Department under President Biden nevertheless continued the U.S. pursuit of the case. Jerry Dunleavy, Washington Examiner, "Biden DOJ appeals British ruling in seeking extradition of Julian Assange," 12 Feb. 2021 The 2018 paper claimed to show firmer evidence for Majorana particles than a 2012 study with more ambiguous results that nevertheless won fame for Kouwenhoven and his lab at Delft Technical University. Tom Simonite, Wired, "Microsoft’s Big Win in Quantum Computing Was an ‘Error’ After All," 12 Feb. 2021 Professing his innocence, Slahi nevertheless believes he is already condemned. Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor, "In ‘The Mauritanian,’ Hollywood takes on Guantánamo. Can it do it justice?," 11 Feb. 2021

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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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26 Feb 2021

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“Nevertheless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nevertheless. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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nevertheless

adverb

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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