Used to indicate that one did not intend to do the thing mentioned: despite herself Frau Nordern laughed
More example sentences
- Also controversial was his use of front-wheel-drive, which a reluctant British market came to accept despite itself.
- And there's some funny business, although you might occasionally laugh despite yourself.
- One of the things that happens when you are in power for a long time is that, despite yourself, you become the status quo.
Definition of despite oneself in:
- The US English dictionary