Indifferent to ~; contrary to ~ ; ignoring ~; despite
Setting aside people's criticism, the prime minister declared his support for the Iraq War.
During my adolescent years, I secluded myself at home and read science fiction, ignoring my friends, who were spreading all their time dating
Despite our worries, many people participated in the event, so it turned out to be a big success.
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