none·the·less | \ ˌnən-t͟hə-ˈles \

Definition of nonetheless 

: nevertheless The hike was difficult, but fun nonetheless. … smaller but nonetheless important research programs. —Malcolm W. Browne

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Examples of nonetheless in a Sentence

sometimes you can be a real jerk, but I like you nonetheless

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However, following the rock star's death, the band chose to release the track nonetheless, with plans to donate all the proceeds, amounting to $250,000, to O’Riordan’s four children. Rita Thompson, Billboard, "Bad Wolves Donate $250,000 to Dolores O'Riordan's Children After 'Zombie' Cover," 20 June 2018 Thomas brings a degree of suavity to the proceedings that nonetheless feels entirely natural; the orchestral playing is rich and refined. Joshua Kosman,, "CD review: Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 6," 20 June 2018 But nonetheless, that was completely inappropriate. NBC News, "Meet the Press - June 17, 2018," 17 June 2018 But Michele Roulbet, the U.S. delegate, took aim at the recent Cuban presidential transition in which Miguel Díaz-Canel took over for the retiring Raúl Castro, who nonetheless remained as head of Cuba's powerful Communist Party. Mimi Whitefield, miamiherald, "The United States and Cuba clash over human rights at U.N. meeting | Miami Herald," 16 May 2018 While this latest Warriors landscape is hardly conducive to the kind of dominance that was a hallmark of their last playoff run, the prospect of perfection remains in play nonetheless. Sam Amick, USA TODAY, "Warriors' three-point parade buries Spurs in Game 2," 17 Apr. 2018 But this nonetheless feels a similarly seismic moment for English football, the beginning of a new era. Jonathan Wilson,, "Despite its Anti-Climatic Outcome, Man City's EPL Title is a Result of an Outstanding Season," 15 Apr. 2018 Although Bush’s clemency order kept him from going to prison, Libby’s conviction nonetheless remained intact and he was disbarred as a lawyer., "Trump plans to pardon Scooter Libby," 13 Apr. 2018 Wozniak, who has not been involved with day-to-day operations at Apple in decades, nonetheless has a legendary status in Silicon Valley. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "Steve Wozniak drops Facebook: “The profits are all based on the user’s info”," 9 Apr. 2018

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1533, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of nonetheless

: in spite of what has just been said


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