How do you use the phrase in spite of in a sentence?

(The phrase in spite of means despite or notwithstanding, where one statement or condition is at odds with another, or even seemingly contradictory. Despite of is incorrect English.)

"I lost the contest, in spite of the fact that I practiced more than anyone else."

"In spite of the fact that it was snowing, the day was surprisingly warm."

"The ship sank in spite of our efforts to keep it afloat."

"In spite of the killer workout that I knew was going to break me, I still pushed through it without making a single excuse."

"In spite of the inclement weather, President Harrison wore no hat or heavy coat."

"We all liked her, in spite of her overbearing parents."