despite the differences in style and worldview however, Rice and Kerry have joined forces under the Obama administration before.
Bailey does continue to stand by Palin despite this blistering judgment.
despite billions spent, the country still has relatively few defenses.
Luckey says he understands why the hazing continues, despite all efforts to end it.
The Church was provided no advance copy, despite five requests to Mr. Wright and his publisher Knopf to do so.
despite his self–supposed shortcomings, Fairholme was a gentleman.
The captain, by the way, was in excellent spirits, despite his misfortune.
In this family council, despite the vivid interest Armstrong felt in the result, neither Amy Lawrence nor himself took any part.
And, despite it all, the land seemed to draw never an inch nearer.
But despite this and other things, the scenery on the river side will well repay inconvenience.
c.1300, originally a noun, from Old French despit (12c., Modern French dépit), from Latin despectus "a looking down on, scorn, contempt," from past participle of despicere (see despise).
The preposition (early 15c.) is short for in despite of (late 13c.), a loan-translation of Old French en despit de "in contempt of." Almost became despight during 16c. spelling reform.