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despondent
used in Frankenstein

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Definition
emotionally depressed — especially a feeling of grief and hopelessness after a loss
  • ...his eyes and attitude expressed the utmost sadness and despondency.
    Chapter 11 (93% in)
despondency = depression
  • Elizabeth was sad and desponding; she no longer took delight in her ordinary occupations; all pleasure seemed to her sacrilege toward the dead; eternal woe and tears she then thought was the just tribute she should pay to innocence so blasted and destroyed.
    Chapter 9 (41% in)
  • As she walked along, seemingly incommoded by the burden, a young man met her, whose countenance expressed a deeper despondence.
    Chapter 11 (73% in)
  • At first I started back, unable to believe that it was indeed I who was reflected in the mirror; and when I became fully convinced that I was in reality the monster that I am, I was filled with the bitterest sensations of despondence and mortification.
    Chapter 12 (71% in)
  • I learned from Werter's imaginations despondency and gloom, but Plutarch taught me high thoughts; he elevated me above the wretched sphere of my own reflections, to admire and love the heroes of past ages.
    Chapter 15 (19% in)
  • These were the reflections of my hours of despondency and solitude; but when I contemplated the virtues of the cottagers, their amiable and benevolent dispositions, I persuaded myself that when they should become acquainted with my admiration of their virtues they would compassionate me and overlook my personal deformity.
    Chapter 15 (40% in)
  • But you, my dear Frankenstein, wherefore are you desponding and sorrowful!
    Chapter 18 (64% in)
  • My father calmed me with assurances of their welfare and endeavoured, by dwelling on these subjects so interesting to my heart, to raise my desponding spirits; but he soon felt that a prison cannot be the abode of cheerfulness.
    Chapter 21 (65% in)
  • Memory brought madness with it, and when I thought of what had passed, a real insanity possessed me; sometimes I was furious and burnt with rage, sometimes low and despondent.
    Chapter 22 (59% in)
  • By the quantity of provision which I had consumed, I should guess that I had passed three weeks in this journey; and the continual protraction of hope, returning back upon the heart, often wrung bitter drops of despondency and grief from my eyes.
    Chapter 24 (27% in)
  • Despondency rarely visited my heart; a high destiny seemed to bear me on, until I fell, never, never again to rise.
    Chapter 24 (46% in)
  • But I will endeavour to detail these bitter circumstances to you, my dear sister; and while I am wafted towards England and towards you, I will not despond.
    Chapter 24 (65% in)

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