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notwithstanding
used in Atlas Shrugged

2 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.)
  • She stared in astonishment at a paragraph in a syndicated column from New York, which stated over emphatically that Mr. James Taggart wished it to be known that his sister had died in an airplane crash, any unpatriotic rumors to the contrary notwithstanding.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (36% in)
  • They proclaim that every man born is entitled to exist without labor and, the laws of reality to the contrary notwithstanding, is entitled to receive his 'minimum sustenance'-his food, his clothes, his shelter-with no effort on his part, as his due and his birthright.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (61% in)

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