despite (oneself)

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despite (oneself)

Used when one does something even though they did not want or intend to. I enjoyed our walk but had to sit down despite myself because my knee started bothering me.
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despite yourself

used to indicate that you did not intend to do the thing mentioned.
1995 Ginu Kamani Junglee Girl Sahil chuckled, despite himself.
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References in classic literature ?
Despite himself, despite his sullenness, the forces compulsive opened his jaws and set all his throat vibrating in accompaniment.