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  • In spite of their high scores, they enjoyed the game the way they enjoyed the food in their mothers kitchen, with an unpretentious, unabashed, laughter-laced enthusiasm you encounter only rarely at the finer private clubs.

    The Italian Summer

  • In spite of myself, I slowly inspected every inch of Upton Giles.

    Paradise Lost

  • In spite of this kind of opposition to his faith, Li Dexian refuses to give up on Christ.

    The Courage To Be Christian

  • In spite of St. Pirmin's banishment from his monastery through the political machinations of the Alemannian prince, Reichenau soon recovered its importance.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • In spite of synodal decrees it is to be feared that there were many churches both in medieval and later times which preserved no proper pyx for taking Viaticum to the sick.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • In spite of severe bodily sufferings he always maintained his relations and a lively personal and epistolary intercourse with prominent personages of Germany and Italy, e.g. Hermann von Thile, his intimate friend and former colleague, Marchese Gino Capponi, the illustrious literary historian of Italy, Leopold von Ranke, the great historical investigator whom he had attacked in 1830, and several members of the Prussian royal house, especially Queen Elizabeth and

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • In spite of many difficulties, including poverty and the loss of both his parents at an early age, he succeeded in obtaining a good education, and graduated at the University of Paris in 1536 as Master of Arts. The thesis which he defended "Quæcumque ab Aristotele dicta sunt, commentitia sunt" ( "All Aristotle's doctrines are false") indicates the direction of his thoughts even at that time.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • In spite of Phocion, the supporters of Demosthenes still controlled the assembly and threw the old general off the platform.

    Alexander the Great

  • In spite of all that, Kirk had already been warned that there was only one test at Starfleet Academy that was more important to his career.

    Starfleet Academy: The Edge

  • In spite of their extraordinary growth record since Deng Xiao Ping opened China in 1978, China's per-capita GDP is just $4,399 $7,481 purchasing power adjusted, less than one-tenth of the $48,157 U.S. level.

    China Inflation: The Canary In the Coalmine

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