Using nevertheless, nonetheless, still

Nevertheless, nonetheless
Nevertheless and nonetheless are very similar to despite that: they show that a second point in some way contrasts with the first.

It is widely accepted that Churchill was a great wartime leader. Nevertheless, he lost the 1945 general election.
(= He was a great leader, BUT he lost the election / DESPITE THAT, he lost the election.)
Nevertheless and nonetheless are used in the same way, and both are quite formal:

He was always very critical of his own country. Nevertheless / nonetheless, he never moved abroad.
Nevertheless and nonetheless can follow but:

Charles has lost a lot of money on the investment, but nevertheless / nonetheless he continues to be optimistic about it.

They can also begin a new sentence or follow a semi-colon:

He lost a lot of money on the investment. Nevertheless / Nonetheless, he continues to be optimistic.
He lost a lot of money on the investment; nevertheless / nonetheless, he continues to be optimistic.
We sometimes use nevertheless and nonetheless at the end of a sentence:

The museum isn't the best in the area, but it's worth visiting nevertheless.

Still, mind you, nevertheless

Still vs. nevertheless
Still is less formal than nevertheless.

It wasn't the best film I've ever seen. Still, I'm glad I saw it. [informal]

It wasn't the company's best year. Nevertheless, we made a big profit. [more formal]
We can use mind you and that said instead of still. They express an afterthought to something we have just said:

Bill's always so impolite and grumpy. Mind you, he did smile at me yesterday.

Kate's quite often late for work. That said, she often stays in the office till late in the evening.

See also: How to use nevertheless in formal writing >> 

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