(nāth′lĭs) also nath·less (năth′-)
adv. Archaic
Nevertheless; notwithstanding.

[Middle English, from Old English nā thē lǣs, not less by that : , no; see no1 + thȳ, thē : instrumental case of se, this, that; see to- in Indo-European roots + lǣs, less; see less.]
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Nathless, he held his stick so clumsily that the crowd laughed in great glee.
Nathless the Sheriff held him in high esteem, and made great talk of taking him along on the next hunting trip.
Nathless, as far as my poor memory serves, I will relate the unhappy lady's woe.
They have quarrel enough with me it is true, but, nathless, I do not know why I should have hated them so before I was old enough to know how rotten they really are.
ANTIGONE Nathless the realms below these rites require.
Yea, Lord, a little bliss, Brief bitter bliss, one hath for a great sin; Nathless thou knowest how sweet a thing it is.
Nathless there knocketh now The heart's thought that I on high streams The salt-wavy tumult traverse alone.