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despondent
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Anna Karenina
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  • "Oh, I’ll send, to be sure," said Vassily Fedorovitch despondently.
  • But still he had that look Levin knew so well that always irritated him, a look of hopelessness and despondency.
  • Alexey Alexandrovitch sat down, and with a despondent and suffering face watched the nurse walking to and fro.
  • When the peasants, with their singing, had vanished out of sight and hearing, a weary feeling of despondency at his own isolation, his physical inactivity, his alienation from this world, came over Levin.
  • For a minute he was still, and with the same despondent face gazed at the baby; but all at once a smile, that moved his hair and the skin of his forehead, came out on his face, and he went as softly out of the room.
  • But as for the proposal made by Levin—to take a part as shareholder with his laborers in each agricultural undertaking— at this the bailiff simply expressed a profound despondency, and offered no definite opinion, but began immediately talking of the urgent necessity of carrying the remaining sheaves of rye the next day, and of sending the men out for the second ploughing, so that Levin felt that this was not the time for discussing it.

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

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