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DESPITE - Definition, Usage ,and Examples





without being prevented by (something)
بِالرَّغْم , على الرغم من


  1. used to say that something happens or is true even though there is something that might prevent it from happening or being true
  2. used to link two contrasting ideas or show that one fact makes the other fact surprising


  • Despite [=in spite of] our objections, he insisted on driving.
  • She ran the race despite an injury.
  • Despite our best efforts to save him, the patient died during the night.
  • They are not getting married, despite rumors to the contrary. [=even though there have been rumors saying they are getting married]
  • Despite its small size, the device is able to store thousands of hours of music.
  • The law has yet to be passed, despite the fact that most people are in favor of it.

  • This is despite the fact they perform better in these subjects than their male counterparts. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
  • And this despite the fact that the two have adopted very similar procedures for dealing with complaints. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
  • We received a full refund, despite the fact we were due to fly that afternoon. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
  • He's reached the last 16 despite the fact he had to buy all his own kit. The Sun (2017)
  • He was so incensed he felt the need to put him in his place - despite the fact the row was in full view of other guests. The Sun (2017)
  • This despite the fact that the roles were first written to be performed by men. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
  • He turned over a large painting; despite the dim lighting, the treatment of the figures stirred his interest. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
  • Despite his side 's efforts last night, it would be a shock if his tenure were to be extended. The Sun (2016)
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