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despondent
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Oliver Twist
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  • Fagin sighed, and shook his head despondingly.
  • ’A many boys,’ observed Mr. Bumble, shaking his head, despondingly.
  • With this expression of feeling for his unfortunate friend, Master Bates sat himself on the nearest chair with an aspect of chagrin and despondency.
  • ’They’re a good two mile off, at least,’ said the woman despondingly.

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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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