Spaces not spacing

The   are not adding spaces.  Is the "Class" overriding this?  Can't figure it out.

<span class="paragraph"><strong>Patience</strong>&nbsp;-&nbsp;the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>Passion</strong>&nbsp; -&nbsp; strong and barely controllable emotion.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;  <strong>Persistance</strong>&nbsp; -&nbsp; firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition. </span>

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RobOwner (Aidellio)Commented:
Looks to be your class as the html on its own is fine

http://jsbin.com/cewamaxuho/edit?html,output

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PawełI Design & Develop SoftwareCommented:
what's the context of this? are you doing this in SharePoint, Drupal, WordPress?

It may be possible to negate this in css, but you didn't do it accidentally, more likely there's some sort of javascript or serverside processing that's removing the spaces.

the snippet you posted, is it from your IDE (from your development product)? or is it rendered html (from your browser)?
RobOwner (Aidellio)Commented:
How does that answer the question?
DS928Author Commented:
This is what has helped me find the solution.  Please lets move on from here.
<span class="paragraph"><strong>Patience</strong>&nbsp;-&nbsp;the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>Passion</strong>&nbsp; -&nbsp; strong and barely controllable emotion.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;  <strong>Persistance</strong>&nbsp; -&nbsp; firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition. </span>

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