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in spite of yourself

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishin spite of yourselfin spite of yourselfALTHOUGHif you do something in spite of yourself, you do it although you did not expect or intend to do it The picture made her laugh in spite of herself. spite
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in spite of yourselfAlmost in spite of himself, he did well at Latin.I feel a stab of envy in spite of myself.The picture made her laugh in spite of herself.Angie responds in spite of herself when Cain flirts with her.I went along to my session, and I was shaking in spite of myself.I hurried home, my heart pounding and my hands trembling in spite of myself-I could not believe it.
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