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    #1

    This was despite...

    This was despite all the expectations of local Christians to see a significant turning to God. (Brian Mills, Three Times Three Equals Twelve, page 69)


    Does the word despite in the above sentence mean in spite of?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    #2

    Re: This was despite...

    Yes.

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    #3

    Re: This was despite...

    I'd say expectations ... of seeing rather than expectations ... to see.

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