despondence

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NOUN
  1. feeling downcast and disheartened and hopeless
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How To Use despondence In A Sentence

  • She received, also, a little, though mournful, reprieve from terror, by a letter from Lisbon, written to again postpone the return of Mrs. Tyrold, at the earnest request of Mr. Relvil; and she flattered herself that, before her arrival, she should be enabled to resume those only duties which could draw her from despondence. Camilla: or, A Picture of Youth
  • Despondence, which is manifested in the disordered and disrupted rim vestured by darkness, sets off and contradicts to the extravagance behind it.
  • English cully, who was so easily disheartened, and hung his ears in manifest despondence, rather than rather than run the risk of making a voyage that should be altogether unprofitable, resolved to practise her charms upon the Dutch merchant. The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle
  • Conscience now suddenly took the reins from the hands of imagination, and a mist was cleared away that hitherto, obscuring every duty by despondence, had hidden from her own perceptions the faulty basis of her desire. Camilla: or, A Picture of Youth
  • As she walked along, seemingly incommoded by the burden, a young man met her, whose countenance expressed a deeper despondence. Chapter 11
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