What does the word despite mean?

Usage examples for despite

  1. And this despite the fact that she and the young mistress of the Mill House were always upon excellent terms. – The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories by Ethel M. Dell
  2. You're an invalid, or I'd strike you, despite your years, Uncle Henry. – The Bad Man by Charles Hanson Towne
  3. " This," and she was gathered close while Faith confessed how hard her task had been by letting tears fall fast upon the head which seemed to have found its proper resting- place, as if despite her courage and her wisdom the woman's heart was half broken with its pity. – Moods by Louisa May Alcott