nevertheless

[nev-er-thuh-les]
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Origin of nevertheless

1250–1300; Middle English; replacing natheles, notheles natheless; see never, the2, less

Synonym study

See but1.
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Contemporary Examples of nevertheless

Historical Examples of nevertheless

  • But nevertheless he could not leave it behind since it was for this he had incurred his present peril.

    Brave and Bold

    Horatio Alger

  • Nevertheless, I have many things to thank him for, and therefore he deserves praise.

  • Nevertheless I continued to treat him well on account of the interest you felt in him.

    Brave and Bold

    Horatio Alger

  • But that nevertheless he will not threaten either his own life, or that of any other man.

    Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)

    Samuel Richardson

  • Nevertheless I believe they all think that I receive letters from Mr. Lovelace.

    Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)

    Samuel Richardson


British Dictionary definitions for nevertheless

nevertheless

sentence connector
  1. in spite of that; however; yet
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Word Origin and History for nevertheless
adv.

c.1300, neuer þe lesse; as one word from early 14c., neuerþeles. The sense of never here is "not at all; none the," as in unmerged expressions such as never the wiser, never the worse. Middle English also had neverthelater in same sense.

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