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Definition of "notwithstanding" []

  • In spite of: The teams played on, notwithstanding the rain. (preposition)
  • All the same; nevertheless: We proceeded, notwithstanding. (adverb)
  • In spite of the fact that; although. (conjunction)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "notwithstanding" in a sentence
  • "In fact, the title notwithstanding, it's one of the most remarkably faithful sequels you'll ever see, in tone, setup, and execution."
  • "But the title notwithstanding, the main purpose of the event appeared to be for the sponsoring organizations to congratulate themselves on their ostensible championing of Ramadan's free speech rights in the face of his "ideological exclusion" from the United States by the Bush administration."
  • "The "devils" in the title notwithstanding, one of this book's strengths is to put a human face on institutions that have been demonized -- even as it raises questions about their dealings."