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despondent
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition emotionally depressed — especially a feeling of grief and hopelessness after a loss
  • It was the last expression of the despondency of a broken spirit.
    Chapter 17 -- The Pastor and his Parishioner (99% in)
despondency = depression
  • She could recognize her wild, desperate, defiant mood, the flightiness of her temper, and even some of the very cloud-shapes of gloom and despondency that had brooded in her heart.
    Chapter 6 -- Pearl (23% in)
  • He expressed great alarm at his pastor's state of health, but was anxious to attempt the cure, and, if early undertaken, seemed not despondent of a favourable result.
    Chapter 9 -- The Leech (36% in)
  • With a chill despondency, like one awakening, all nerveless, from an ugly dream, he yielded himself to the physician, and was led away.
    Chapter 12 -- The Minister's Vigil (92% in)
  • He looked haggard and feeble, and betrayed a nerveless despondency in his air, which had never so remarkably characterised him in his walks about the settlement, nor in any other situation where he deemed himself liable to notice.
    Chapter 16 -- A Forest Walk (92% in)

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