English citations of notwithstanding


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  • 1594Willliam Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, i 3
    The man is, notwithstanding, sufficient.
  • 1594Willliam Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, iii 2
    Notwithstanding, use your pleasure; if
    your love do not persuade you to come, let not my letter.
  • 1690Thomas Browne, A Letter to a Friend
    And therefore the Stoicks could not but think that the firy Principle would wear out all the rest, and at last make an end of the World, which notwithstanding without such a lingring period the Creator may effect at his Pleasure: and to make an end of all things on Earth, and our Planetical System of the World, he need but put out the Sun.
  • 1724Daniel Defoe, Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress, ch. XXX
    Upon which Amy had said, that notwithstanding I was angry with her and had used her so hardly for saying something about her of the same kind, yet there was an absolute necessity of securing her and removing her out of the way;
  • 1775John Adams, Novanglus Essays, no. 10
    Another instance to show, that the king, by his sole authority, whenever he pleased, made regulations for the government of Ireland, notwithstanding it was annexed and subject to the crown of England, is the ordinatio facta pro statu terrae Hiberniae, in the 31 Edward I., in the appendix to Ruffhead’s statutes.
  • 1830Book of Mormon, Mormon 2:1
    And notwithstanding I being young, was large in stature; therefore the people of Nephi appointed me that I should be their leader, or the leader of their armies.
  • 1841Charles Dickens, Barnaby Rudge, ch. 49
    That which went through the City greatly exceeded the others in number, and was of such prodigious extent that when the rear began to move, the front was nearly four miles in advance, notwithstanding that the men marched three abreast and followed very close upon each other.
    ...There was silence immediately—even among the people in the passages without, and on the other staircases, who could neither see nor hear, but to whom, notwithstanding, the signal was conveyed with marvellous rapidity.
  • 1861Francis Colburn Adams, An Outcast, ch. XII
    And notwithstanding Mr. Soloman is forever sounding Mr. Keepum's generosity, the said Keepum has a singular faculty for holding with a firm grasp all he gets, the extent of his charities being a small mite now and then to Mr. Hadger, the very pious agent for the New York Presbyterian Tract Society.
  • a. 1886, — Emily Dickinson, To do a magnanimous thing
    Not to do a magnanimous thing
    Notwithstanding it never be known
    Notwithstanding it cost us existence once
    Is Rapture herself spurn —
  • 1918John Muir, Steep Trails, ch. XII
    To the farmer who comes to this thirsty land from beneath rainy skies, Nevada seems one vast desert, all sage and sand, hopelessly irredeemable now and forever. And this, under present conditions, is severely true. For notwithstanding it has gardens, grainfields, and hayfields generously productive, these compared with the arid stretches of valley and plain, as beheld in general views from the mountain tops, are mere specks lying inconspicuously here and there, in out-of-the-way places, often thirty or forty miles apart.


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  • 1776Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations, Book I, ch. 1
    The corn of Poland, in the same degree of goodness, is as cheap as that of France, notwithstanding the superior opulence and improvement of the latter country.
  • 1779David Hume, Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, part 12
    You, in particular, CLEANTHES, with whom I live in unreserved intimacy; you are sensible, that notwithstanding the freedom of my conversation, and my love of singular arguments, no one has a deeper sense of religion impressed on his mind, or pays more profound adoration to the Divine Being, as he discovers himself to reason, in the inexplicable contrivance and artifice of nature.
  • 1788James Madison, Federalist Papers No. 58
    Notwithstanding the equal authority which will subsist between the two houses on all legislative subjects, except the originating of money bills, it cannot be doubted that the House, composed of the greater number of members, when supported by the more powerful States, and speaking the known and determined sense of a majority of the people, will have no small advantage in a question depending on the comparative firmness of the two houses.
  • 1826James Fenimore Cooper, The Last of the Mohicans, ch. 26
    Notwithstanding the high resolution of Hawkeye he fully comprehended all the difficulties and danger he was about to incur.
  • 1841Charles Dickens, Barnaby Rudge, ch. 49
    The noise continued, notwithstanding his appearance, until Gashford looked round.
  • 1901Swami Vivekananda, The Religion we are born in
    First, in discussing the scriptures, one fact stands out prominently — that only those religions which had one or many scriptures of their own as their basis advanced by leaps and bounds and survive to the present day notwithstanding all the persecution and repression hurled against them.
  • 1938H. P. Lovecraft, Ibid
    His remains, notwithstanding the troubled state of Italy, were taken to Ravenna for interment;
  • 1949Constitution of India, Article 331
    Notwithstanding anything in article 81, the President may, if he is of opinion that the Anglo-Indian community is not adequately represented in the House of the People, nominate not more than two members of that community to the House of the People.


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  • 1679Habeas Corpus Act, section 11
    And be it declared and enacted by the authority aforesaid, that an Habeas Corpus, according to the true intent and meaning of this act, may be directed and seen in any county Palatine, the Cinque Ports, or other privileged places within the Kindgom of England, dominion of Wales, or town of Berwick upon Tweed, and the islands of Jersey and Guernsey; any law or usage to the contrary notwithstanding.
  • 1876Henry M. Robert, Robert's Rules of Order, Parliamentary Law
    Thus in every American deliberative assembly having no rules for conducting business, the motion to adjourn would be decided to be undebatable, as in Congress, the English parliamentary law to the contrary notwithstanding.