notwithstanding

  

Definition

In spite of; however. "He went to work, notwithstanding his headache." This term is also frequently used in contracts, such as "Here are certain terms and conditions, A. Notwithstanding A, here are certain other conditions B." In this situation, this contract would mean that everything in section A must be obeyed, but even if complied with, B is a unique circumstance which could still occur and if the circumstances arose, the following actions or consequences would be described in section B.

Use notwithstanding in a sentence

  • The inexperienced young man's business was losing money at an astronomical rate notwithstanding all of the investments that poured in from his friends and family.

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  • Notwithstanding the lies, lack of loyalty, and complete disrespect, Maggie decided to stay with her husband because she didn't want her children to grow up without their father around them.

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  • She agreed to go out on a date with the older man, notwithstanding her lack of sexual attraction to men with wrinkles and thinning hair, because she believed in his potential to provide for her children.

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