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  • adv. Anyway; nevertheless; nonetheless.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. nevertheless.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)


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  • From the firms point of view, labor still costs $10 an hour, so the capital-labor ratio, the return to investors, the value of the company stock, et cetera, is all the same as at the textbook firm.

    Creative Capitalism

  • Since cultures, like their people, are not all the same but profoundly different, these dances of culture are no more similar than fox-trots, waltzes, polkas, and horas.


  • "Angel, lobster-it's all the same thing," he said cheer - fully.

    Manuscript Draft: Walter Reed: Doctor in Uniform, by Laura Wood, [19 -- ]

  • His manuscript treated all the same issues of nature-reserve design that had troubled Tom Lovejoy and others, that had driven the SLOSS debate, and that had led to the entrenchment of the two factions.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • The shanty homes were all the same pale brown color, built with board-and-batten siding and tar-paper roofs, but at least there were children my age there.


  • He could have begun his second sentence, which undermines the first, with the wishy-washy on the other hand, the stark in spite of that, the smooth all the same or the bookish nevertheless, but the word-conscious Democratic leader chose—with his characteristic consummate care-the other form of the self-referential voguism sweeping the country: having said that.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • The effect of this inhibition is such that the proverbial observer from Mars would conclude from pseudocommunity that while human beings look very different on the outside, they are all the same on the inside.


  • There already was a case in the entryway displaying cartons that had all the same woman-in-the-meadow design, but with words printed in German, French, Spanish, Hebrew, and even Japanese.

    Hoopi Shoopi Donna

  • Inside were all the same sorts of useless treasures she had saved as a child: an orange plastic keychain in the shape of a crab, a rusty ball-bearing, a brass key gone to green, assorted marbles and coins.


  • She was then scrupulous, timid and superstitious, a mystical, a psychopathic temperament, taking her place all the same with John Bunyan and other chief of sinners whose self-depreciation and absorption in the struggle for salvation from sin and the power of the Devil, though morbid in character was not pathological.

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology


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