To better see all uses of the word
Jane Eyre
please enable javascript.

Go to New Version of This Page
This old version has not been updated since 2016,
but we're leaving it in case you prefer it.
Show What's New
Please update your links from the new version.
Used In
Jane Eyre
Go to Book Vocabulary
Go to Word Detail
  • And as for the vague something — was it a sinister or a sorrowful, a designing or a desponding expression?
  • All I see has made me thankful, not despondent.
  • Your habitual expression in those days, Jane, was a thoughtful look; not despondent, for you were not sickly; but not buoyant, for you had little hope, and no actual pleasure.

  • There are no more uses of "despondent" in the book.

    Show samples from other sources
  • When her mother died, she was so despondent it was hard for her to get out of bed.
  • She was despondent about her failure.

  • Go to more samples
Go to Book Vocabulary . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading