use Despite in a sentence
Hannah did her best to appear calm despite her nervousness.
Despite her repeated assertions that she was innocent, everyone was sure she was guilty.
Despite assurances that they would never raise taxes, the government increased personal income taxes within a year of being elected.
Despite the barriers put up by their two families, Romeo and Juliet were able to meet and fall in love.
Chief Justice Robert Wilentz has noted that the common characteristics of a battered wife include her inability to leave despite such constant beatings.
The soldiers marched boldly into battle, despite being heavily outnumbered.
Despite its huge bulk, the buffalo can run at amazing speeds.
Despite his struggles against poverty and illness, the great composer Schubert composed ceaselessly.
So far, despite minor clashes, the ceasefire seems to be holding.