Definition Despite

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Definition

despite: in spite of, notwithstanding
adverb
Despite is followed directly by a noun (or a verb in the gerund):

Despite his size, he was a very good athlete. The fact that he was very big did not influence the fact that he was a very good athlete.
(or In spite of his size...)
Despite eating burgers every day, she never gains weight. Although she eats hamburgers every day, she still remains thin.

Pronunciation examples
UK: I enjoyed our trip to the Seychelles, despite the weather.
US: Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage.

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