In spite of being known as the Me, Me, Me Generation, millennials are extremely responsive to social causes.
And so men stopped acting on their fraternal impulses, in spite of the fact that they did not go away.
A hoodlum crashes a pool party that not-so-bright Cameron throws in spite of the recent bloody death of one of his friends.
We all know Skype brings people together in spite of physical distance.
In spite of the landslide victory, the LDP was hardly in a celebratory mood.
Vivian, in spite of his philosophy, felt the excitement of the moment.
So then, spite of my care and foresight, I am caught, caught in my security.
She must be a foreigner—Italian, for choice, in spite of her English eyes.
In spite of the panic the Spaniards had retained hold of their prisoner.
spite of the testimony of her own ears, she would not believe it.
c.1300, shortened form of despit "malice" (see despite). Corresponding to Middle Dutch spijt, Middle Low German spyt, Middle Swedish spit. Commonly spelled spight c.1575-1700. The verb is attested from c.1400. Phrase in spite of is recorded from c.1400.