despair

All Noun Verb
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  • When he realized what he had done he took his own life in despair.
  • Others who saw this turned back to the city in despair.
  • Before writing a scene of pure despair, we must go through scenes of hope.
  • But if she had despaired in truth, what use to look at all? Cited from Lorna Doone, by R. D. Blackmore
  • Now was the time for men to come forward who had never despaired of their country. Cited from Coningsby, by Benjamin Disraeli
  • However, nothing comes of his many attempts to find work, and he despairs.
  • At length there came a time when most men would have despaired. Cited from Romance of California Life, by John Habberton
  • The experience of later years shows that he had despaired too soon. Cited from The Oxford Movement, by R.W. Church
  • And in the third world she faced only despair and loss.
  • Along with hope, despair is the other main theme in the novel.
  • Then the air was so light, that I almost despaired of our doing anything. Cited from Afloat And Ashore, by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Though she gives birth to children and the couple has a good life, she despairs.
  • If any one asks you about her, you can say that she was despaired of. Cited from The Firm of Girdlestone, by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • She was so ill, after that, that her life was almost despaired of. Cited from Bel Ami, by Henri Rene Guy De Maupassant
  • I am the first of us three who dies because he despairs of his country. Cited from Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia, by L. Muhlbach
  • As it was he became very ill, and the doctor almost despaired of his life. Cited from English Fairy Tales, by Flora Annie Steel
  • With a lot of children in lose they can despair and just die by accident.
  • The crowd was so great that any other person might well have despaired of making way through it. Cited from The Fair Maid of Perth, by Sir Walter Scott
  • Some parents have eventually despaired of their child and closed their doors.
  • Finding the cell empty and blood on the floor, they despair of his life.
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Meaning of despair

  • noun A state in which all hope is lost or absent
    in the depths of despair, they were rescued from despair at the last minute, courage born of desperation
  • noun The feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well
    they moaned in despair and dismay, one harsh word would send her into the depths of despair
  • verb Abandon hope; give up hope; lose heart
    Don't despair--help is on the way!