none·​the·​less | \ ˌnən-t͟hə-ˈles How to pronounce nonetheless (audio) \

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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But on Monday, Trump, whose tenure has marked a new high - or low - in the politicization of White House sports ceremonies, basked in the reflected glow of a sporting legend nonetheless. David Nakamura,, "Rejected by sports teams, Trump finds a new method to handpick athletes for White House ceremonies," 17 Sep. 2019 But buyers nonetheless are sitting on the sidelines, brokers say. oregonlive, "Homebuyers may have an edge as sales flatten," 17 Sep. 2019 Turnout was nonetheless high throughout the country. NBC News, "Polls close in Israel's razor-tight election as Netanyahu seeks to hold on to power," 17 Sep. 2019 The president added that the U.S. is nonetheless more prepared for war than any nation. Kathryn Watson, CBS News, "Trump stops short of placing blame on Iran for Saudi oil attacks," 16 Sep. 2019 African Catholics and European missionaries nonetheless protested against the slave trade. Joseph Hellweg, Quartz Africa, "Africa’s Catholic Church faces competition and a troubled legacy even as it grows," 12 Sep. 2019 One, the British retailer Boohoo, reported earlier this year that annual sales surged 48% to £857 million (about $1.1 billion)—far shy of Zara’s sales, but growing fast nonetheless. Marc Bain, Quartzy, "Late to e-commerce, Zara is now blanketing the globe with it," 11 Sep. 2019 Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz, clearly no admirers of President Trump, nonetheless approach impeachment skeptically in To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment. Linda Greenhouse, The New York Review of Books, "The Impeachment Question," 30 May 2019 While the present study is limited to just two subjects, its implications are nonetheless far-reaching. Tom Roseberry, Scientific American, "Studying the Superhuman," 4 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of nonetheless

1533, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of nonetheless

somewhat formal : in spite of what has just been said


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