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The Idiot
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  • Gania’s face was full of real despair; he seemed to have said the words almost unconsciously and on the impulse of the moment.
  • "This evening!" repeated her mother in a tone of despair, but softly, as though to herself.
  • "I suppose it is true, then!" he muttered to himself, and his face took on an expression of despair.
  • The prince was in despair.
  • Muishkin began to despair.
  • He was about to say more, but stopped in despair.
  • Send me back then this one word of sympathy, only sympathy, I swear to you; and oh! do not be angry with the audacity of despair, with the drowning man who has dared to make this last effort to save himself from perishing beneath the waters.
  • He had almost fallen into despair.
  • He does not call it a dishonest action but ’the impulse of a noble despair’; ’a negation’; or the devil knows what!
  • Ivan Fedorovitch turned from the boxer with a gesture of despair.
  • His face, shockingly pale, was that of a man overwhelmed with shame and despair.
  • It was said that when Gania entered the prince’s room, he came with anything but friendly feelings, and in a condition of despair and misery; but that after a short conversation, he had stayed on for a couple of hours with him, sobbing continuously and bitterly the whole time.
  • Do not despair.
  • Despair overmastered his soul; he would not go on, he would go back to his hotel; he even turned and went the other way; but a moment after he changed his mind again and went on in the old direction.
  • All he could see was the poor despairing face which, as he had said to Aglaya, "had pierced his heart for ever."
  • At length, almost in despair, he unfolded the letters, and began to read them.
  • He was almost in despair when Colia arrived with the hedgehog.
  • It and its brother Atheism proceed from Despair in opposition to Catholicism.
  • When I woke up at half-past seven and tore my hair in despair for my loss and carelessness, I awoke the general, who was sleeping the sleep of innocence near me.
  • Meanwhile the daylight grew full and strong; and at last the prince lay down, as though overcome by despair, and laid his face against the white, motionless face of Rogojin.
  • "Old Bielokonski" listened to all the fevered and despairing lamentations of Lizabetha Prokofievna without the least emotion; the tears of this sorrowful mother did not evoke answering sighs—in fact, she laughed at her.
  • If Schneider himself had arrived then and seen his former pupil and patient, remembering the prince’s condition during the first year in Switzerland, he would have flung up his hands, despairingly, and cried, as he did then: "An idiot!"
  • And yet we know, equally certainly, that during this period he several times set off, suddenly, to the Epanchins’, not concealing the fact from Nastasia Philipovna, and driving the latter to absolute despair.
  • For the "clever commonplace" person, though he may possibly imagine himself a man of genius and originality, none the less has within his heart the deathless worm of suspicion and doubt; and this doubt sometimes brings a clever man to despair.
  • Devil take the thing!" he added, in a tempest of despair, "it will all be burnt up in a minute—It’s burning, it’s burning!"
  • How long have I slept?" he added, almost in despair, just as though he had overslept something upon which his whole fate depended.
  • Get up!" he entreated, in despair.

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

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