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As I Lay Dying
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despair
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As I Lay Dying
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  • his face suffused with fury and despair.
  • It seems to me that the end which I now carry alone has no weight, as though it coasts like a rushing straw upon the furious tide of Jewel’s despair.
  • It blew up onto the hills on the old terrors, the old lusts, the old ’despairs.
  • They too are breathing now with a deep groaning sound; looking back once, their gaze sweeps across us with in their eyes a wild, sad, profound and despairing quality as though they had already seen in the thick water the shape of the disaster which they could not speak and we could not see.
  • That’s what they mean by the womb of time: the agony and the despair of spreading bones, the hard girdle in which lie the outraged entrails of events Cash’s head turns slowly as we approach, his pale empty sad composed and questioning face following the red and empty curve; beside the bade wheel Jewel sits the horse, gazing straight ahead.

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

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