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  • You advise me, then, not to despair?
  • I should be very sorry to admit that a robust and well-disposed young man need ever despair.
  • Mrs. Penniman was in despair, and she noted, with extreme annoyance, that the trace of the night’s tears had completely vanished from Catherine’s eyes.
  • And then, as if from a sense of the inadequacy of this explanation, "But you will not despair—you will come back?"

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

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