And so men stopped acting on their fraternal impulses, in spite of the fact that they did not go away.
We all know Skype brings people together in spite of physical distance.
In the call and response form of landay, in spite of its reliance on repeated phrases, Griswold has a little more room to play.
c.1300, shortened form of despit "malice" (see despite). Corresponding to Middle Dutch spijt, Middle Low German spyt, Middle Swedish spit. Commonly spelled spight c.1575-1700. The verb is attested from c.1400. Phrase in spite of is recorded from c.1400.