Example sentences for: despite

How can you use “despite” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Sam Schulman complains in the Wall Street Journal that despite the excellent material, Eisler "cannot capture" the essence of Byron's power "because her earnestness misses his seductive combination of modesty, irony, self-doubt and self-confidence."

  • Despite encountering these barriers, the employees and managers we met at each of the five agencies perceived benefits from the employee empowerment and involvement practices that their agencies had implemented.

  • The NYT 's front-page analysis departs from the upbeat line, emphasizing Washington's wariness despite its public show of confidence: the White House fears economic weakness could lead to political fragility in the region.

  • Asked about his allegation that the media treat him in a racist fashion, he stuck to his guns, saying he wasn't covered by the press, despite his obvious appeal to GOP voters, because "blackout means black out ." At one point Keyes attacked Bush's proposed tax cuts as insufficient by saying that we shouldn't "get down on our knees and thank Massa Bush for letting us keep more of our own money," describing that as "thinking like slaves."

  • Despite its worldwide renown, Edam is still unspoiled and there are some pretty restaurants where you can enjoy lunch before heading back to the city.


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