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despite that

  1. (proscribed) despite the fact that, in spite of the fact that, although, even though
    • 2004, William F. Kelleher, The Troubles in Ballybogoin: Memory and Identity in Northern Ireland[1], →ISBN, pages 18-19:
      Ballybogoin's Ulster unionists and Irish nationalists, despite that they had been mired in political violence for nearly thirty years and appear to possess identities that correspond to those made in their seventeenth-century encounters, negotiated their identities through everyday practices in the varied social spaces they occupied.
    • 2008, Tami Brady, Strategies: A Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Journey[2], →ISBN, page 54:
      Despite that I now know that my chest pains are not at all dangerous, if the episode lasts for any amount of time, I start to panic.

Usage notesEdit

despite is a preposition, and should normally introduce a noun, not a subordinate clause.


This translation table is meant for terms that are equally proscribed in other languages.