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nevertheless
used in The Sunlight Dialogues

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Definition
in spite of that (Used to connect contrasting ideas. Other synonyms could include words and phrases such as nonetheless, all the same, still,  and however.)
  • "Well, nevertheless," the Judge said.
    Prologue (76% in)
  • "Well, nevertheless," the Judge said, "we've had some times, we've done some tricks.
    Prologue (81% in)
  • He'd made a mistake in marrying her, one he might never have made if he'd been a few years older when they met, but his mistake, nevertheless.
    1 — The Watchdog (8% in)
  • Nevertheless, this is living! he'd thought.
    1 — The Watchdog (9% in)
  • Nevertheless, it grated on him.
    1 — The Watchdog (68% in)
  • Nevertheless, sometimes the desire comes over me and—Christ!
    1 — The Watchdog (95% in)
  • Nevertheless, he had a terrible sense of things in motion, secret powers at work in the ancient plaster walls, devouring and building, and forces growing and restive in the trees, the very earth itself succinct with spirit.
    1 — The Watchdog (99% in)
  • Nevertheless, where the Law is concerned—
    2 — When the Exorcist Shall Go to the House of the Patient... (13% in)
  • Nevertheless, as I was saying, where the Law is concerned, there can be no fiddle-faddle about Absolute Truth.
    2 — When the Exorcist Shall Go to the House of the Patient... (13% in)
  • It was true that the questions were of no importance, no interest, even; nevertheless, he felt there were things that weren't getting said, loopholes left open, problems of contradiction and confusion.
    2 — When the Exorcist Shall Go to the House of the Patient... (48% in)
  • Nevertheless, don't be fooled by visions of pigeons or monstrous turtles or crimson snakes.
    2 — When the Exorcist Shall Go to the House of the Patient... (60% in)
  • He knew, without needing words for it, that there was a limit to teasing, a certain point, not quite predictable but nevertheless definite and final, beyond which teasing would not go.
    2 — When the Exorcist Shall Go to the House of the Patient... (64% in)
  • Nevertheless the car had lifted, in slow motion, all at once, and the Thruway sign had passed slowly to their left, and then they were gliding toward the sharply outlined wet weeds of the embankment, every water drop a precise little crystal, and the steering wheel in his left hand turned free, clutching air.
    2 — When the Exorcist Shall Go to the House of the Patient... (66% in)
  • Nevertheless, lying wide awake in the middle of the night, listening because he had no choice, he wished the whole pack of them dead.
    2 — When the Exorcist Shall Go to the House of the Patient... (74% in)
  • He had worries, nevertheless.
    2 — When the Exorcist Shall Go to the House of the Patient... (78% in)
  • Nevertheless, the man was a comfort, his very existence satisfying in a world that incessantly demanded fine distinctions between things not worth a man's thinking about: a world of jokes to be puzzled out and laughed at in the right places (how many times, in how many grim rooms had Millie thrown back her head and white throat, and laughed while Hodge sat chuckling fierce and baffled, heavy as iron in his chair!
    3 — Lion Emerging from Cage (16% in)
  • Nevertheless, Hodge was powerfully moved, jolted as if by electric shock of love: the head ten inches from his own was suddenly gigantic, and looking into the hairy ear Hodge seemed to see past all galaxies into the void where, behold, there was light.
    3 — Lion Emerging from Cage (29% in)
  • Why it was that Hodge wanted to see him, watch him from a distance, was not clear to him; nevertheless, he felt the desire rising like a madness.
    3 — Lion Emerging from Cage (86% in)
  • He had never lived there, and his reasons for wanting to have lived there or to live there now, claim Stony Hill for his barony, were repulsive to her; nevertheless his grief and indignation were as real as if their cause were real.
    4 — Mama (12% in)
  • Nevertheless, she was flattered and excited.
    4 — Mama (33% in)
  • Nobody wants his child run over; nevertheless, nothing is more infuriating for a man with serious business in the world than hearing behind him, as he hurries his car through congested traffic toward his office (late through no fault of his own) the yawl, like the yawl of a big angry cat, of a siren.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (3% in)
  • The policeman resists this inevitable tendency of his thought, if only because human beings are by nature social creatures, even policemen; nevertheless, the subtle pressure toward cynicism is everlastingly there.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (6% in)
  • Alas, he has neither the peace and isolation of the Gnostic, sweating in the prison of his flesh but dreaming nevertheless grand dreams, nor the fitful joy to be had from the earthly communion of, loosely, saints.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (9% in)
  • He was the first to scoff at talk of flying saucers, or prowling ghosts, or healing by faith: nevertheless, he read whatever happened into his hands on such subjects, and he frequently glanced at his horoscope in the Daily News, scoffed to the others at what he read, and, if any of it seemed to come true, took what he no doubt imagined was merely casual note of the fact.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (18% in)
  • Nevertheless, he too had waited uneasily, had commented over and over that the weather was wrong for the time of year (in some way he could not pinpoint), and, when finally the old man's hunch had proved right, Miller had felt, you would have sworn, a peculiar relief.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (18% in)
  • He accepted the work without comment, nevertheless, just as he accepted his daughter's whoring around, if it was that.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (20% in)
  • Nevertheless, it was not necessarily true that he was insane.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (61% in)
  • Good to have company nevertheless.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (76% in)
  • All your reasons for righteousness will come down on your head like broken beams, and nevertheless you'll go on, because that's the law, son.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (77% in)
  • Nevertheless, at last he came out.
    7 — The Dialogue on Wood and Stone (87% in)
  • Nevertheless, the sun was burning.
    7 — The Dialogue on Wood and Stone (88% in)
  • CLUMLY: Nevertheless, we have two murders ... SUNLIGHT: By panic, yes.
    7 — The Dialogue on Wood and Stone (92% in)
  • Nevertheless, Fred Clumly blinked, wide awake now, sick with futility.
    7 — The Dialogue on Wood and Stone (97% in)
  • He himself, as attorney for a small corporation—Flemming Construction, of North Tonawanda—had automatically been made an official of the company, a position in fact no more meaningful than, say, Head Custodian, but an "official," nevertheless.
    8 — The Kleppmann File (4% in)
  • Nevertheless he said jovially, "You and Sister been having lots of fun?"
    8 — The Kleppmann File (11% in)
  • Nevertheless, he was thinking about Kleppmann.
    8 — The Kleppmann File (37% in)
  • Nevertheless, Will had gotten out his almost forgotten Army .
    8 — The Kleppmann File (54% in)
  • Nevertheless, he kissed her, Maddie and Danny standing there watching with solemn faces.
    8 — The Kleppmann File (99% in)
  • If he consciously tried to think back to the murder of the guard, his mind would shy away stubbornly, like a horse avoiding a bridge; nevertheless, the memory repeatedly came back, around unsuspected corners, and though his thought recoiled the way you would draw back your hand from a snake you'd mistaken for a vine, he could not escape reliving that moment—the dead guard's hand reaching out to him—over and over.
    10 — Poetry and Life (2% in)
  • Nevertheless, he was a changed man, for whether or not he was able to think about it, he had seen the caves of Hell.
    10 — Poetry and Life (7% in)
  • True, he could see the back yards of all the people on this side of the block, or if not the yards then the trees and garage roofs; and true, he could hear the traffic of the city, the roar of an occasional jet overhead, the televisions a little ways off; but this was, nevertheless, his yard, and even though he could be seen by anyone who bothered to look from a nearby yard or some upstairs window, he felt private here: he felt he was himself.
    10 — Poetry and Life (32% in)
  • It came to him suddenly, with perfect clarity, as though someone right there in the hallway with him had whispered it into his good ear, that even if he himself was partly responsible, it was nevertheless a terrible thing they were doing to him.
    10 — Poetry and Life (49% in)
  • Nevertheless, he felt like a man reborn.
    11 — The Dialogue of Houses (6% in)
  • The farm around the milkhouse lay as quiet as a picture in a magazine, but because of the music it seemed nevertheless alive and sentient, like motionless stone imperceptibly trembling with a dance of atoms, or like a sleeping head full of dreams.
    11 — The Dialogue of Houses (36% in)
  • Nevertheless, for students of human character there are no more valuable books on earth than the books of ancient Mesopotamia and India and Egypt.
    11 — The Dialogue of Houses (65% in)
  • Nevertheless, you will say to me, we should do what we can, and your theory, Mr. Sunlight, does offer certain hopes.
    11 — The Dialogue of Houses (80% in)
  • Nevertheless, she suspected he'd gotten these seats because he was cheap.
    12 — A Mother's Love (40% in)
  • Nevertheless—and not ironically but inevitably, she understood now—she had fallen in love with him.
    12 — A Mother's Love (52% in)
  • Kennedy knew that each solution might raise twenty new problems, the writer said; nevertheless, he sought no grand vision, no return to some state of the nation long gone, impossible to recapture.
    13 — Nah ist—und schwer zu fassen der Gott (2% in)
  • Nevertheless, she came sideways from the stove toward the table and extended her hand, twisted and veined like old cypress root, to the back of the chair at the end.
    13 — Nah ist—und schwer zu fassen der Gott (18% in)
  • "Nevertheless," said Hodge, "he was a Congressman; good one.
    13 — Nah ist—und schwer zu fassen der Gott (33% in)
  • Nevertheless, this is all pretty God damn strange.
    13 — Nah ist—und schwer zu fassen der Gott (57% in)
  • "Nevertheless," Hodge said, "dentists are useful.
    13 — Nah ist—und schwer zu fassen der Gott (64% in)
  • Nevertheless, he devotes himself to it as though it were much the most interesting thing in the world.
    14 — The Wilderness (7% in)
  • He has a keen mind she knows for sure, because sometimes Will has turned it against her; nevertheless, the idea continues to molest her thought, destroying her concentration: It's all empty, insane.
    14 — The Wilderness (13% in)
  • Nevertheless, he felt like an attorney, sitting with that pipe in his mouth.
    14 — The Wilderness (25% in)
  • Nevertheless, when there were no guests and therefore no reason to bend to the ridiculous and annoying fashion of eating by light one could not see by, Kleppmann took dinner in his room, as he called it (his wife called it his study), in solitude.
    14 — The Wilderness (56% in)
  • His sermon voice; nevertheless, it was musical and quieting.
    15 — The Dialogue of the Dead (5% in)
  • Nevertheless, I was never more sure of anything in my life.
    15 — The Dialogue of the Dead (95% in)
  • Nevertheless, and you can call it what you like—ego-gratification, whatever—I'm as indifferent to jail as to scandal.
    18 — The Dragon's Dwelling-Place and the Court for Owls (84% in)
  • Nevertheless, what was true of the girl was true of Mrs. Kleppmann too, and of Kleppmann.
    18 — The Dragon's Dwelling-Place and the Court for Owls (93% in)
  • But twilight, nevertheless.
    19 — Workmen in a Quarry (86% in)
  • Nevertheless, grown men can walk in the street if they please, and they can go without food for days if they have their reasons.
    20 — Winged Figure Carrying Sacrificial Animal (43% in)
  • Nevertheless, you and I are not so dissimilar as I had imagined, my dear.
    20 — Winged Figure Carrying Sacrificial Animal (85% in)
  • Nevertheless, I have watched objectively, partly because of the accident of my having been cut off from intervening, and partly, I suppose, because of my nature.
    20 — Winged Figure Carrying Sacrificial Animal (90% in)
  • Nevertheless, it was he who had pumped the shocks through her skull, he who had made her this.
    21 — The Dialogue of Towers (11% in)
  • Nevertheless, the sacrifice was in vain.
    22 — Luke (97% in)
  • Nevertheless, even though it was done now, which theoretically ought to have ended it, it was still not exactly settled in Benson's (or Boyle's) mind whether or not he'd done right.
    23 — E silentio (41% in)
  • Nevertheless, he finally got the whole body in; the next few rains would dispose of it.
    23 — E silentio (44% in)
  • Nevertheless, there was something he had to get done that he hasn't done.
    23 — E silentio (49% in)
  • Nevertheless, he felt no guilt, as far as he could tell.
    23 — E silentio (59% in)
  • Nevertheless, he was thinking about it; wondering.
    23 — E silentio (76% in)

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