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[nuhn-th uh-les] /ˌnʌn ðəˈlɛs/
however; nevertheless.
Origin of nonetheless
First recorded in 1840-50; from the phrase none the less Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • First though, there was a good dinner at which we were unexpected but nonetheless welcome guests.

    The Glory of The Coming Irvin S. Cobb
  • nonetheless, courier after courier never arrived at its destination.

    The Highest Treason Randall Garrett
  • They may hope for comprehension of their actions, but nonetheless they must suffer shame.

  • It is war of a different sort, true, but it is nonetheless a war.

    Unwise Child Gordon Randall Garrett
  • He felt it to be false, nonetheless she had believed it and the fact that she had, absolved her of much that she had done.

    The Monster Edgar Saltus
British Dictionary definitions for nonetheless


sentence connector
despite that; however; nevertheless
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for nonetheless

1839, as phrase none the less; contracted into one word from c.1930.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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