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Sunday, January 22, 2012

natheless

\NEYTH-lis\ , adverb;
1.
Nevertheless.
Quotes:
Natheless, it was I who did educate Miss Lucy in all useful learning.
-- Sir Walter Scott, Guy Mannering
Natheless, God send you good success, and to that end will we pray.
-- Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Origin:
Natheless is an Old English word. meant "not" in Old English, and the other roots (the and less) have remained constant in modern English.
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