A handful of critics liked the book despite some reservations.
That is why I like him, despite his multitudinous faults.
He grinned at Ornathia, whom he'd come to like despite himself.
I liked her a lot despite the fact that she was an "enemy".
I'll admit to liking the game despite the memory aspect, rather than because of it.
Actually, I like the first version better, despite your improved targeting.
He liked having her here with him, despite the danger to her.
All the other characters seem to like him, despite their own conflicts amongst themselves.
She liked older houses, despite the sometimes awkward room arrangements.
She liked him, too, despite his eccentricities, sometimes even because of them.