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- 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.
- 1. She persevered in her idea despite obvious objections raised by friends.
- 2. Despite his lack of experience, he got the job.
- 3. Despite his bulk he moved lightly on his feet.
- 4. Despite her status, the Duchess will not be given preferential treatment.
- 5. Despite his unconventional methods, he has inspired pupils more than anyone else.
[ despite 造句 ]