Definition of in spite of oneself in English:
Although one did not want or expect to do so: Oliver smiled in spite of himself
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- As they rolled through the park, the grand dames of the ton smiled in spite of themselves at the sight of the big, strong, stoic duke patiently answering the questions of the two small children.
- I smiled in spite of myself and he laughed and asked, ‘What?’
- Cam shot me a look, and I smiled in spite of myself, shaking my head and murmuring, ‘Stupid question.’
Definition of in spite of oneself in:
- US English dictionary
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