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notwithstanding
used in The Merchant of Venice

3 uses
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Definition
in spite of; or in spite of the thing mentioned
(Used to connect contrasting ideas. Other synonyms could include words and phrases such as nevertheless, nonetheless, all the same, still,  and however.)
  • ANTONIO: I am the unhappy subject of these quarrels.
    PORTIA: Sir, grieve not you; you are welcome notwithstanding.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — Belmont. The avenue to PORTIA's house (78% in)
notwithstanding = despite what was just said (in this case, even though he is the subject of the quarrels, he is still welcome.)
  • The man is, notwithstanding, sufficient.
    1.3 — Act 1 Scene 3 — Venice. A public place (14% in)
  • Notwithstanding, use your pleasure; if your love do not persuade you to come, let not my letter.'
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — Belmont. A room in PORTIA's house (98% in)

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