nonetheless

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

Definition of nonetheless

: in spite of what has just been said : nevertheless The hike was difficult, but fun nonetheless. … smaller but nonetheless important research programs.— Malcolm W. Browne More removed from vineyards, but worth a side trip nonetheless, is the small city of Mirepoix.— Kim Marcus Fish-belly gray and homely as oatmeal, it nonetheless evokes the fresh, mild scent and flavor of the catch of the day.— Nancy Coons

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Examples of nonetheless in a Sentence

sometimes you can be a real jerk, but I like you nonetheless
Recent Examples on the Web Biden’s economic record is that of an internationalist—not a doctrinaire free-trader, but a free-trader nonetheless. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, "The Two Sides of Biden’s Economic Plan," 10 July 2020 Two liberal justices who sided with the administration, Justice Elena Kagan and Justice Stephen Breyer, nonetheless suggested the legal fight over the Trump administration changes may not be over. Jessica Gresko, Anchorage Daily News, "Supreme Court says employers can opt out of Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate for religious , moral objections," 8 July 2020 Storm-cloud huge, to be sure, and just as unpindownable, but a thing nonetheless. Jason Kehe, Wired, "The Media Monsters in the National Dialog," 8 July 2020 In the birth control case, two liberal justices who sided with the administration, Elena Kagan and Stephen Breyer, nonetheless suggested the legal fight over the Trump administration changes may not be over. Jessica Gresko, The Christian Science Monitor, "Supreme Court OKs exemptions to Obama-era birth control policy," 8 July 2020 Prosecutors had asked for a six-year jail sentence, so the punishment was less severe than the journalist and her supporters had feared, but the guilty verdict nonetheless sent a chilling message. Andrew Higgins, BostonGlobe.com, "Russian court convicts journalist for ‘justifying terrorism’," 6 July 2020 Still, given that there are over 4,000 paintings in the collection (not including other works), the recent timing of this milestone is nonetheless significant. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, "The National Gallery of Art Just Acquired Its First Piece by a Native American Artist," 6 July 2020 But it was nonetheless thought solid enough to be included in Mr Trump’s daily intelligence briefing dossier in late February. The Economist, "Russia allegedly offered bounties for killing American soldiers," 4 July 2020 The work nonetheless should prove useful for the improved design of robots inspired by the movements of flying snakes. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Undulating their bodies keeps flying snakes from tumbling out of control," 2 July 2020

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First Known Use of nonetheless

1533, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonetheless was in 1533

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“Nonetheless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonetheless. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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nonetheless

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How to pronounce nonetheless (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of nonetheless

somewhat formal : in spite of what has just been said

nonetheless

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