To better see all uses of the word
despair
in
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - (13 chapter version)
please enable javascript.

despair
Used In
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - (13 chapter version)
Show Multiple Meanings (Less common than this sense)
Go to Book Vocabulary
Go to Word Detail
  • It was with an almost cruel joy—and perhaps in nearly every joy, as certainly in every pleasure, cruelty has its place—that he used to read the latter part of the book, with its really tragic, if somewhat over-emphasized, account of the sorrow and despair of one who had himself lost what in others, and in the world, he had most valued.
  • "Each of us has Heaven and Hell in him, Basil," cried Dorian, with a wild gesture of despair.

  • There are no more uses of "despair" in the book.


    Show samples from other sources
Show Multiple Meanings (Less common than this sense)
Go to Book Vocabulary
verbalworkout.com . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading