The rain notwithstanding, its a good day!
Notwithstanding is defined as despite or although.
An example of notwithstanding is when you think the weather is nice in general, even though it has been rainy today.
in spite of [notwithstanding the storm, we flew on]: sometimes in an inverted construction [we flew on, the storm notwithstanding]
all the same, nevertheless: he must be told, notwithstanding
in spite of the fact that; although
In spite of: The teams played on, notwithstanding the rain.
All the same; nevertheless: We proceeded, notwithstanding.
In spite of the fact that; although.
Origin of notwithstandingMiddle English notwithstandinge ( translation of Medieval Latin nōn obstante ) not not ; see not . withstanding present participle of withstanden to resist ; see withstand .
- Nevertheless, all the same.
- The conjunction is sometimes expressed in the form notwithstanding that, as in "the front was nearly four miles in advance, notwithstanding that the men marched three abreast" (Dickens, Barnaby Rudge, ch. 49. See citations page.).
- In spite of, despite.
- Often used after its complement, the etymology of its name notwithstanding.
- Notwithstanding the shortness of their limbs they run with rapidity.
- Notwithstanding the activity of Helen's mind, she is a very natural child.
- The value of the annual produce of the various branches of the cotton industry, which in 1885 was calculated to he 7,200,000, was in 1900, notwithstanding the fall in prices, about 12,000,000.
- Notwithstanding intervening reverses there were by 1647 nearly thirty ordained ministers in fixed charges in Ulster besides the chaplains of the Scottish regiments.
- Paul, notwithstanding his deposition, kept possession of the episcopal residence.