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[neyth-lis, nath-] /ˈneɪθ lɪs, ˈnæθ-/
adverb, Archaic.
Also, nathless
[nath-lis] /ˈnæθ lɪs/ (Show IPA)
Origin of natheless
before 900; Middle English; Old English nā·thē·lǣs, equivalent to not (see na) + thē, variant of thȳ instrumental singular definite article (see the2) + lǣs less Unabridged
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  • natheless it is the Madonna and the Child that your painters have loved best to paint.

  • Now this, humanly speaking, is impossible; natheless it is rare sport.

    Angling Sketches Andrew Lang
  • natheless, 't was no prince led the wildered folk in the Vision.

    Long Will Florence Converse
  • natheless, 't is not for his wooing that I 'm ashamed and weary; but they laughed at the Vision.

    Long Will Florence Converse
  • natheless, in this battle, the word of my Vision is on the lips of them that slay.

    Long Will Florence Converse
  • natheless, to-day our friends go in russet and rags, said Jack Straw.

    Long Will Florence Converse
  • natheless, God helping me, these things shall be changed, sire.

    Long Will Florence Converse
  • natheless, am I tied to no man's manor,—may sell my labour where I will.

    Long Will Florence Converse
  • natheless, it is true as any story ever sung by minstrel, continued Hubert.

  • natheless, though all this is so, yet far be it from me to refuse a boon when it is you who ask it of me.

British Dictionary definitions for natheless


sentence connector
another word for nonetheless
notwithstanding; despite
Word Origin
Old English nāthylǣs, from never + thӯ for that + lǣs less
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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