notwithstanding

[ not-with-stan-ding, -with- ]SEE DEFINITION OF notwithstanding
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NOTWITHSTANDING

But, notwithstanding this, she was a good mother, and Robert loved her.

That at least is his, notwithstanding the millions he might have possessed if he had only known how to acquire them.

It seemed, notwithstanding, that this must be the only course.

Garson, however, was unconvinced, notwithstanding his deference to the judgment of his leader.

That he should marry her notwithstanding our opposition, and without the consent of his father?

Notwithstanding their grief and tears, it was evidently necessary that this should be the end.

Notwithstanding her haughty air, she was said to be very good and kind.

Notwithstanding their gentleness, during the first year the Huberts were often discouraged.

Notwithstanding her firm determination to forget him, she could not refrain from questioning them about him.

I kept at work, notwithstanding, until Bill got back with the doctor.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., notwiþstondynge, from not + present participle of the verb withstand. A loan-translation of Medieval Latin non obstante "being no hindrance," from ablative of obstans, present participle of obstare "stand opposite to" (see obstacle). As an adverb and as a conjunction from early 15c.

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