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despair
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Sense and Sensibility
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  • It is yet too early in life to despair of such a happiness.
  • The knowledge of what her mother must be feeling as the carriage stopt at the door— of her doubt—her dread—perhaps her despair!
  • If she had only made me a formal courtesy, for instance, without saying a word, and never after had took any notice of me, and never looked at me in a pleasant way—you know what I mean—if I had been treated in that forbidding sort of way, I should have gave it all up in despair.
  • He was released without any reproach to himself, from an entanglement which had long formed his misery, from a woman whom he had long ceased to love;— and elevated at once to that security with another, which he must have thought of almost with despair, as soon as he had learnt to consider it with desire.

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

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