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despair
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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  • This is no time for despair.
  • It is said that Mr. Turner, of the Hall, is so ill that his life is despaired of.
  • When I saw how many were waiting, I would have given it up in despair; but Spaulding would not hear of it.
  • I tried to puzzle it out, but gave it up in despair and set the matter aside until night should bring an explanation.
  • He looked across at my companion with despair in his weary eyes, as though his question was already answered.
  • She listened for an instant, threw up her hands with a despairing gesture, and vanished as suddenly and as noiselessly as she had come.
  • "But what other is there?" cried the banker with a gesture of despair.
  • Several times during our homeward journey I endeavoured to sound him upon the point, but he always glided away to some other topic, until at last I gave it over in despair.
  • A few moments later he was in our room, still puffing, still gesticulating, but with so fixed a look of grief and despair in his eyes that our smiles were turned in an instant to horror and pity.

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

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