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despite
 n.  lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike; disdain, contemptuous feelings, hatred
Classic Sentence: (81 in 6 pages)
1  The second, and more serious one, was that Gerald was a "new man," despite his nearly ten years' residence, and a foreigner.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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2  Gerald knew that despite the genuine liking of the County men with whom he hunted, drank and talked politics there was hardly one whose daughter he could marry.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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3  Her spirits drooped, despite the efforts of the whole plantation to revive them.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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4  I fear he will be severe with you despite my pleadings.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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5  Hope firm, unshaken despite the defeats of the summer before.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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6  The reason he had applied for transfer to the front, despite his useless arm, was that he realized, as the civilian population did not, the seriousness of the situation.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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7  They swarmed on Melanie despite the fan Scarlett kept in constant motion.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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8  Scarlett was surprised to see that Suellen could be almost pretty, despite the thinness which had persisted since her illness.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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9  "He won't be back," said Frank and, despite his efforts, his face drooped.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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10  He made an effort at dignity, despite his anger.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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11  Suppose despite all her charms and wiles, he refused to marry her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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12  He was dirty and unshaven and without a cravat but somehow jaunty despite his dishabille, and his dark eyes were snapping joyfully at the sight of her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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13  I always felt that women had a hardness and endurance unknown to men, despite the pretty idea taught me in childhood that women are frail, tender, sensitive creatures.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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14  She would be stunned and incredulous and would speak gentle words that stung despite their gentleness, would talk of honor and honesty and truth and duty to one's neighbor.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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15  She knew that despite all her watchfulness he was still selling her lumber behind her back, but she thought it would be easy to find the right sort of man.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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Example Sentence: (55 in 4 pages)
16  Unemployment seems to be rising, despite repeated assurances to the contrary.
17  The overall situation is good, despite a few minor problems.
18  He was still full of optimism for the future despite his many problems.
19  I like him despite his faults.
20  They achieved some victories despite these setbacks.
21  She persevered in her idea despite obvious objections raised by friends.
22  The guard eyeballed him pretty hard despite his pass.
23  I love him, despite his failings.
24  He persisted in obtruding himself despite our efforts to get rid of him.
25  The building work will go ahead, despite protests from local residents.
26  They had a wonderful holiday, despite the bad weather.
27  This action will cause problems, despite the bank's brave talk/words about carrying on as if nothing had happened.
28  It was a superb performance, despite occasional lapses of intonation.
29  The authorities succeeded despite bitter opposition from teachers.
30  Her voice was shaking despite all her efforts to control it.