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[neyth-lis, nath-] /ˈneɪθ lɪs, ˈnæθ-/
adverb, Archaic.
Also, nathless
[nath-lis] /ˈnæθ lɪs/ (Show IPA)
Origin of natheless
before 900; Middle English; Old English nā·thē·lǣs, equivalent to not (see na) + thē, variant of thȳ instrumental singular definite article (see the2) + lǣs less Unabridged
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  • natheless we could not take part in the mle, except to join the crowd of lookers-on in the cry "heaven speed the right!"

  • natheless, 't is not for his wooing that I 'm ashamed and weary; but they laughed at the Vision.

    Long Will Florence Converse
  • natheless it is the Madonna and the Child that your painters have loved best to paint.

  • natheless, am I tied to no man's manor,—may sell my labour where I will.

    Long Will Florence Converse
  • natheless, we will see him, we will see him nevertheless; for such boldness is catching.

  • natheless, though all this is so, yet far be it from me to refuse a boon when it is you who ask it of me.

  • But natheless, that bell means good fortune for our little plan, my friends.

    The Serf Guy Thorne
  • natheless, I would live a little longer now we have won kind masters.

    The Serf Guy Thorne
  • "natheless, I must enter," he answered unabashed and pushed his way into the room.

    Helmet of Navarre Bertha Runkle
  • natheless did Englishmen take it fro the Spanyard, and all to hold the way to Ynde.

British Dictionary definitions for natheless


sentence connector
another word for nonetheless
notwithstanding; despite
Word Origin
Old English nāthylǣs, from never + thӯ for that + lǣs less
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