Grammatik - Questions on rules for composing clauses.

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When ‘(je)doch’ is used at the beginning of a clause, does inversion occur as the norm?

It is said that when (je)doch is used at the beginning of a clause in the sense of yet the subject-and-verb-inversion may occur optionally; I am wondering which option is the norm? I.e. which is ...
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On the position of ‘jedoch’ in a clause

The following example sentence is quoted from Duden: er fand den Ausgang der Sache bedauerlich, entmutigen jedoch ließ er sich nicht; The word jedoch is labelled as an adverb in the dictionary; ...