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    usage of "Notwithstanding"

    From a Calvin and Hobbes comic strip; Calvin is seen wearing a scarf, ear warmer and gloves while his mother is casually dressed. Finally the mother says: "Theatrics notwithstanding, the thermostats stays where it is". I am translating "notwithstanding" as "despite your theatrics ..". Is that the correct meaning ?

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    Yes, you are correct.

    Thanks for the chuckle.

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    Re: usage of "Notwithstanding"

    Quote Originally Posted by Guest
    From a Calvin and Hobbes comic strip; Calvin is seen wearing a scarf, ear warmer and gloves while his mother is casually dressed. Finally the mother says: "Theatrics notwithstanding, the thermostats stays where it is". I am translating "notwithstanding" as "despite your theatrics ..". Is that the correct meaning ?

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    Shouldn't that be 'thermostat'?

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