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Sometimes she gets angry and loses her temper, but I love her nonetheless.
  in spite of that (Used to connect contrasting ideas. Other synonyms could include words and phrases such as nevertheless, all the same, still,  and however.)
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  • Sometimes she gets angry and loses her temper, but I love her nonetheless.
  • The class was hard. It was nonetheless my favorite.
  • She loves him. Nonetheless, she is determined to stop seeing him unless he stops drinking.
  • ’If they were MINE, they would be none the less that,’ said Heathcliff; ’but though Isabella Linton may be silly, she is scarcely mad; and, in short, we’ll dismiss the matter, as you advise.’
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights

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  • But our ways are different ways, none the less.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • She looked round; saw John and Bernard had left them and were walking up and down in the dust and garbage outside the house; but, none the less confidentially lowering her voice, and leaning, while Lenina stiffened and shrank, so close that the blown reek of embryo-poison stirred the hair on her cheek.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • At the risk of her own, was the telling rejoinder of his interlocutor, none the less effective for the moderate and measured tone in which it was delivered.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • …the acquittal pronounced, than tears were shed as freely as blood at another time, and such fraternal embraces were bestowed upon the prisoner by as many of both sexes as could rush at him, that after his long and unwholesome confinement he was in danger of fainting from exhaustion; none the less because he knew very well, that the very same people, carried by another current, would have rushed at him with the very same intensity, to rend him to pieces and strew him over the streets.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • My lord and husband the duke, though not one of the errant sort, is none the less a knight for that reason, and will keep his word about the promised island, in spite of the envy and malice of the world.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Of course, the worst of it is that, knowing he was a rascal, and a card-sharper, I none the less played palki with him, and risked my last rouble.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot

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  • He did not measure the quantity of diseased motive which had made him wish for Lydgate’s good-will, but the quantity was none the less actively there, like an irritating agent in his blood.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Marya Dmitrievna was known to the Imperial family as well as to all Moscow and Petersburg, and both cities wondered at her, laughed privately at her rudenesses, and told good stories about her, while none the less all without exception respected and feared her.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • But Lidia Ivanovna’s help was none the less real; she gave Alexey Alexandrovitch moral support in the consciousness of her love and respect for him, and still more, as it was soothing to her to believe, in that she almost turned him to Christianity—that is, from an indifferent and apathetic believer she turned him into an ardent and steadfast adherent of the new interpretation of Christian doctrine, which had been gaining ground of late in Petersburg.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • 11 Her shape arises, She less guarded than ever, yet more guarded than ever, The gross and soil’d she moves among do not make her gross and soil’d, She knows the thoughts as she passes, nothing is conceal’d from her, She is none the less considerate or friendly therefor, She is the best belov’d, it is without exception, she has no reason to fear and she does not fear, Oaths, quarrels, hiccupp’d songs, smutty expressions, are idle to her as she passes, She is silent, she is possess’d of…
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • But it is none the less a fact because of its strangeness, and the difficulty remains.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • I loved her none the less; I thought of her as the same benignant, gentle angel in my life; I reproached myself, not her, with having done him an injury; and I would have made him any atonement if I had known what to make, and how to make it.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Oak sighed a deep honest sigh—none the less so in that, being like the sigh of a pine plantation, it was rather noticeable as a disturbance of the atmosphere.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • No doubt that literary knack of mine which happens to amuse the British public distracts attention from my character; but the character is there none the less, solid as bricks.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • He probably did not even know himself what he had in mind, but nonetheless lifted his feet unusually high.
    Franz Kafka  --  Metamorphosis
  • I believe it none the less because that nook is in a Church, and she was weak and erring.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • You did, Doctor, but none the less you must come round to my view, for otherwise I shall keep on piling fact upon fact on you until your reason breaks down under them and acknowledges me to be right.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • In this I fancy that in any case he made a miscalculation, and that, if we had not been there, his doom would none the less have been sealed.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • If he wedded Messalina he would be none the less interesting.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Enough, then, that I not only recognised my natural body for the mere aura and effulgence of certain of the powers that made up my spirit, but managed to compound a drug by which these powers should be dethroned from their supremacy, and a second form and countenance substituted, none the less natural to me because they were the expression, and bore the stamp, of lower elements in my soul.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Catherine was far from saying to herself that this was an ingenious sophism; but she met the appeal none the less squarely.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • But we said: "We shall go, none the less."
    Ayn Rand  --  Anthem
  • He was none the less affectionate because he did not comment.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • These discoveries have led scientists to contradictions which are impossible, according to the human mind, but which exist in reality nonetheless.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • For though the late elder had won over many hearts, more by love than by miracles, and had gathered round him a mass of loving adherents, none the less, in fact, rather the more on that account he had awakened jealousy and so had come to have bitter enemies, secret and open, not only in the monastery but in the world outside it.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • They yelped and howled under the rain of blows, but struggled none the less madly till the last crumb had been devoured.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • Italy has been losing wars for centuries, and just see how splendidly we’ve done nonetheless.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • "Thanks," Storrugren answered, inspecting it carefully none the less.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • None the less, it was such obvious sense that they had to give in.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • Nonetheless, Sophie made her decision.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Nonetheless, the caller’s claim still made no sense.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • But the soldier fanatics nonetheless.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Nonetheless, a few minutes earlier, when he had combed his hair, he had done so with the very minimum amount of help from the mirror.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • They are quick of hearing and sharp-eyed, and though they are inclined to be fat and do not hurry unnecessarily, they are nonetheless nimble and deft in their movements.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • ’I think, nonetheless, that we no longer need any trail to tell us which way to go,’ said Gimli.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • ’You do not comfort me,’ said Pippin, but nonetheless sleep crept over him.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • They thought none the less of her for her lack of interest.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • He knew it was nothing to be proud of, but he felt proud nonetheless.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • I have destroyed it none the less—utterly destroyed it, Hedda!
    Henrik Ibsen  --  Hedda Gabler
  • But the sermon over, he none the less tranquilly resumed his course of seditions and enormities.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • They were, nonetheless, acutely aware of the special role that the city was destined to play in the world’s memory.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • No girl could have walked to London and stood at a stage door and forced her way into the presence of actor-managers without doing herself a violence and suffering an anguish which may have been irrational—for chastity may be a fetish invented by certain societies for unknown reasons—but were none the less inevitable.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One’s Own
  • He did not want to read that letter—his temptations never lay in that direction; but he worried about it none the less.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • But she moved him nonetheless, and Paul D didn’t know how to stop it because it looked like he was moving himself.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • He had enjoyed it, seeing Bonnie out in public, nervous but nonetheless smiling, talking to people, and they both had been proud of Nancy; she had done so well, remembering all her lines, and looking, as he had said to her in the course of backstage congratulations, "Just beautiful, honey-a real Southern belle."
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • But he did a little; and began to love her none the less.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
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