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despair
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  • ’I sat up in the freshness of the morning, trying to remember how I had got there, and why I had such a profound sense of desertion and despair.
  • That would be my only hope, perhaps, but better than despair.
  • I have a memory of horrible fatigue, as the long night of despair wore away; of looking in this impossible place and that; of groping among moon-lit ruins and touching strange creatures in the black shadows; at last, of lying on the ground near the sphinx and weeping with absolute wretchedness.

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

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