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

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Although these nonprofits are not doling out campaign donations, some nonetheless have ties to the Trump administration. New York Times, "Some Contractors Housing Migrant Children Are Familiar to Trump’s Inner Circle," 4 July 2018 His performance nonetheless had Eagles fans ready for Wentz’s comeback. Andrew Joseph, For The Win, "Why Carson Wentz's OTA workout had Eagles fans thrilled," 22 May 2018 Often, the resulting bag nonetheless involves classic shapes, artisan leather production, multifunctional straps, perhaps room for a laptop. Laura Compton, San Francisco Chronicle, "Athleta taps ‘luxury’ sports bag brand for partnership," 22 Mar. 2018 But something about Michael's doomsday lament — rooted in a young man's naivete, but also in a scientifically accurate view of the planet — nonetheless takes root deep within Toller, feeding on his own despair. Justin Chang,, "The bracing 'First Reformed,' starring a superb Ethan Hawke, resurrects Paul Schrader's career," 17 May 2018 Hopefully, some of her fans and supporters will nonetheless take advantage of this chance to do some soul searching of their own and then share their experiences and uncomfortable realizations. Chas Danner, Daily Intelligencer, "Joy Reid’s Missed Opportunity," 29 Apr. 2018 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

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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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