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used in David Copperfield

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emotionally depressed — especially a feeling of grief and hopelessness after a loss
  • 'It's very strange,' said Mr. Dick, with a despondent look upon his papers, and with his hand among his hair again, 'that I never can get that quite right.
    Chapters 13-15 (51% in)
  • My mother was sitting by the fire, but poorly in health, and very low in spirits, looking at it through her tears, and desponding heavily about herself and the fatherless little stranger, who was already welcomed by some grosses of prophetic pins, in a drawer upstairs, to a world not at all excited on the subject of his arrival; my mother, I say, was sitting by the fire, that bright, windy March afternoon, very timid and sad, and very doubtful of ever coming alive out of the trial that...
    Chapters 1-3 (7% in)
  • As to Mrs. Gummidge, he roused that victim of despondency with a success never attained by anyone else (so Mr. Peggotty informed me), since the decease of the old one.
    Chapters 19-21 (97% in)
  • His recent despondency, not to say despair, was gone in a moment.
    Chapters 28-30 (7% in)
  • In a state of despondency, which I remember with anything but satisfaction, for I know it still had too much reference to myself (though always in connexion with Dora), I left the office, and went homeward.
    Chapters 34-36 (40% in)
  • 'But, Dora, my love, if you will sometimes think, — not despondingly, you know; far from that!
    Chapters 37-39 (11% in)
  • But on Miss Mills observing, with despondency, that it were well indeed for some hearts if this were so, I explained that I begged leave to restrict the observation to mortals of the masculine gender.
    Chapters 37-39 (14% in)
  • When this despondency was at its worst, I believed that I should die.
    Chapters 58-60 (3% in)
  • Somehow, I found that I had taken leave of Traddles for the night, and come back to the coffee-house, with a great change in my despondency about him.
    Chapters 58-60 (55% in)
  • I had not seen a coal fire, since I had left England three years ago: though many a wood fire had I watched, as it crumbled into hoary ashes, and mingled with the feathery heap upon the hearth, which not inaptly figured to me, in my despondency, my own dead hopes.
    Chapters 58-60 (56% in)

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