despite oneself

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Definition of despite oneself

: even though one does not want to She stared at the couple despite herself. Despite myself, I began to enjoy the movie. They grew to love each other, almost despite themselves.

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“Despite oneself.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/despite%20oneself. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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