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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

Examples of nonetheless in a Sentence

sometimes you can be a real jerk, but I like you nonetheless
Recent Examples on the Web But that did little to quell the panic as multiple reports emerged of men who qualified for exemptions nonetheless receiving summonses. Mary Ilyushina, Anchorage Daily News, 24 Sep. 2022 The Islamic Republic, no stranger to public discontent and protests, was nonetheless shocked and caught off guard. Kay Armin Serjoie, Time, 24 Sep. 2022 Despite its limited funding, the Housing First program has nonetheless help change, and in some cases, maybe save lives since 2015. Vanessa Rivera,, 23 Sep. 2022 Buffalo, nonetheless, still ranks second in the league through two weeks in pass defense, even while playing from ahead so often when opponents can pad their stats late. David Furones, Sun Sentinel, 22 Sep. 2022 This includes the soldiers, as well as the image of another Salomán, not a blood relation but a family fixture nonetheless, who reads the fortune of a guest in the grounds left in her coffee cup. David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times, 22 Sep. 2022 This falls short of a full wartime mobilization of the Russian population, but nonetheless marks both a major escalation and a significant U-turn from the Kremlin, which just a week ago denied planning any kind of mobilization. David Meyer, Fortune, 21 Sep. 2022 Wisconsin, unfortunately, would lose its next two games and had to settle for the Garden State Bowl against Tennessee — nonetheless the program's first bowl game since the 1962 season. Jr Radcliffe, Journal Sentinel, 20 Sep. 2022 Not 6-foot-4-inch, savior-of-the-franchise Jumbo Joe Thornton high, but up there nonetheless. Kevin Paul Dupont,, 17 Sep. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of nonetheless

1533, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonetheless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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