All Adjective Verb Noun
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  • Now, as his time was getting short, he made one last despairing effort. Cited from "Wee Tim'rous Beasties", by Douglas English
  • She felt the despairing weight of the other soul against her own. Cited from The Debtor, by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • What can have happened to him, that he should be so despairing? Cited from My Friend the Chauffeur, by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • Her despairing eyes were fixed upon her work without a glance for either of them. Cited from Madelon, by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • For the book is never so interesting as when its characters are despairing and alone.
  • It was the most despairing look I ever saw in my life. Cited from The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow, by Anna Katharine Green
  • A very slight matter will sometimes give hope to a despairing man. Cited from The Hot Swamp, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • His foot caught among some roots and with a despairing cry he fell upon his face. Cited from The Free Rangers, by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • He had been despairing at the future of Europe and its culture.
  • Others have taken a despairing attitude, and thought that religion has lost its real power over the world. Cited from The Great War As I Saw It, by Frederick George Scott
  • What thoughts must have passed through his mind in those dreadful, despairing moments! Cited from The Alchemist's Secret, by Isabel Cecilia Williams
  • She made one or two despairing efforts to get the money, found it impossible, then gave herself up for lost. Cited from Marion Arleigh's Penance, by Charlotte M. Braeme
  • Another despairing letter went off from the Duke to his master. Cited from English Seamen in the Sixteenth Century, by James Anthony Froude
  • So we made a last despairing effort and reached it. Cited from The Trail of '98, by Robert W. Service
  • Such a thought had not entered the despairing woman's mind. Cited from Aunt Phillis's Cabin, by Mary H. Eastman
  • These last words came like a renewal of life to the despairing father. Cited from The Castaways, by Captain Mayne Reid
  • Despairing, he returns to the town where he taught as a professor.
  • I do not always speak like this, however; nor are my thoughts ever bitter and despairing. Cited from She and I, Volume 2, by John Conroy Hutcheson
  • The moment she reached it her self-control gave way, and she burst into despairing, though silent tears. Cited from Alec Forbes of Howglen, by George MacDonald
  • "What am I to do, then?" the girl asked, in a despairing voice. Cited from Jess of the Rebel Trail, by H. A. Cody
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Root form of despairing is despair for the verb.

Words starting with despairing

Meaning of despairing

  • verb Abandon hope; give up hope; lose heart
    Don't despair--help is on the way!