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The Awakening
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  • Despondency had come upon her there in the wakeful night, and had never lifted.
  • The despondent frame of mind in which she had left home began again to overtake her, and she remembered that she wished to find Mademoiselle Reisz.
  • She felt she had been childish and unwise the night before in giving herself over to despondency.
  • Each morning she awoke with hope, and each night she was a prey to despondency.
  • There was no despondency when she fell asleep that night; nor was there hope when she awoke in the morning.
  • There are periods of despondency and suffering which take possession of me.
  • Edna had intended to be indifferent and as reserved as he when she met him; she had reached the determination by a laborious train of reasoning, incident to one of her despondent moods.

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  • When her mother died, she was so despondent it was hard for her to get out of bed.
  • She was despondent about her failure.

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