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Definition of nevertheless adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1  despite something that you have just mentioned synonym nonetheless
  2. 2 There is little chance that we will succeed in changing the law. Nevertheless, it is important that we try. Our defeat was expected, but it is disappointing nevertheless. The old system had its flaws, but nevertheless it was preferable to the new one.
  3. Language Bankneverthelessconceding a point and making a counterargument While the movie is undoubtedly too long, it is nevertheless an intriguing work of art. It can be argued that the movie is too long. It is nonetheless an intriguing work of art. The movie is undoubtedly too long. Still, it is an intriguing work of art. Of course, huge chunks of the book have been sacrificed in order to make a two-hour movie, but it is nevertheless a successful piece of storytelling. Critics are wrong to argue that the movie's plot is too complicated. Certainly there are a couple of major twists, but audiences will have no difficulty following them. It is true that you cannot make a good movie without a good script, but it is equally true that a talented director can make a good script into an excellent movie. It remains to be seen whether these two movies herald a new era of westerns, but there is no doubt that they represent welcome additions to the genre.
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