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Great Expectations
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  • "This is a pretty thing, Belinda!" said Mr. Pocket, returning with a countenance expressive of grief and despair.
  • "O dear me!" said I, as if I found myself compelled to give up Biddy in despair.
  • "O!" she cried, despairingly.
  • Quite despairing of making my mind clear to Wemmick on this point, I forbore to try.
  • She said the word often enough, and there could be no doubt that she meant to say it; but if the often repeated word had been hate instead of love—despair—revenge—dire death—it could not have sounded from her lips more like a curse.
  • Mr. Wopsle, united to a Roman nose and a large shining bald forehead, had a deep voice which he was uncommonly proud of; indeed it was understood among his acquaintance that if you could only give him his head, he would read the clergyman into fits; he himself confessed that if the Church was "thrown open," meaning to competition, he would not despair of making his mark in it.
  • I urged, in despair.
  • Without distinctly knowing whether I should have been more sorry for Mr. Wopsle if he had been in despair, I was so sorry for him as it was, that I took the opportunity of his turning round to have his braces put on,—which jostled us out at the doorway,—to ask Herbert what he thought of having him home to supper?

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  • Don’t despair—help is on the way!
  • Don’t give in to despair.

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