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despondent
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • However that may have been, the young man was by no means despondent and succeeded in getting work, at first giving sixpenny lessons and afterwards getting paragraphs on street incidents into the newspapers under the signature of "Eye-Witness."
  • A look of profound despondency came into the children’s faces.
  • Father Ferapont paused and, suddenly leaning his cheek on his hand despondently, pronounced in a sing-song voice, looking at the coffin of the dead elder: "To-morrow they will sing over him ’Our Helper and Defender’—a splendid anthem—and over me when I die all they’ll sing will be ’What earthly joy’—a little canticle,"(6) he added with tearful regret.
  • What can men be after this?" he exclaimed incoherently, in bitter despondency, almost despair.

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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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