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despair
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • There could be no more terrible despair, at least for a Russian criminal, for Russian criminals still have faith.
  • Though, who knows, perhaps then a fearful thing would happen, perhaps the despairing heart of the criminal would lose its faith and then what would become of him?
  • And so the criminal is no longer conscious of being a member of the Church and sinks into despair.
  • Must one despair?
  • But the martyr likes sometimes to divert himself with his despair, as it were driven to it by despair itself.
  • But the martyr likes sometimes to divert himself with his despair, as it were driven to it by despair itself.
  • Do you know the meaning of despair, Alexey?
  • He felt something bordering upon despair, which he had never known till then.
  • He found her then in despair, in agony, deserted by the man she loved.
  • And I shall not weep from despair, but simply because I shall be happy in my tears, I shall steep my soul in my emotion.
  • He sees my despair.
  • They will say this in despair, and their utterance will be a blasphemy which will make them more unhappy still, for man’s nature cannot bear blasphemy, and in the end always avenges it on itself.
  • Meanwhile, in your despair, you, too, divert yourself with magazine articles, and discussions in society, though you don’t believe your own arguments, and with an aching heart mock at them inwardly….
  • The idea suddenly dawned on his despairing mind.
  • And in his despair he was on the point of attacking the sleeping man again, but stopped short at once, realizing the uselessness of his efforts.
  • "What terrible tragedies real life contrives for people," said Mitya, in complete despair.
  • With a gesture of despair Mitya agreed.
  • "I assure you you’re mistaken," cried Mitya, wringing his hands in despair.
  • He felt that miserably, and the thought of it sank into his heart with despair.
  • In despair he hid his face in his hands.
  • His face now expressed complete, hopeless despair, and he sat mute and passive as though hardly conscious of what was happening.
  • Strange to say, though one would have supposed there was nothing left for him but despair—for what chance had he, with nothing in the world, to raise such a sum?
  • I’ve asked myself many times whether there is in the world any despair that would overcome this frantic and perhaps unseemly thirst for life in me, and I’ve come to the conclusion that there isn’t, that is till I am thirty, and then I shall lose it of myself, I fancy.
  • He roused him with a sort of ferocity, pulled at him, pushed him, even beat him; but after five minutes of vain exertions, he returned to his bench in helpless despair, and sat down.
  • What despair!
  • I have come in despair …. in the last gasp of despair, to beg you to lend me the sum of three thousand, a loan, but on safe, most safe security, madam, with the most trustworthy guarantees!
  • I have come in despair …. in the last gasp of despair, to beg you to lend me the sum of three thousand, a loan, but on safe, most safe security, madam, with the most trustworthy guarantees!
  • The captain flung wide his hands again despairingly, indicating the bare wooden walls of the passage.
  • ’Holy father, that’s no comfort,’ cried the despairing marquis.
  • At last, when he described his despair and told them how, when he left Madame Hohlakov’s, he thought that he’d "get three thousand if he had to murder some one to do it," they stopped him again and noted down that he had "meant to murder some one."
  • But alas! he grew very slowly, and this sometimes reduced him almost to despair.
  • "Your Excellency, your Excellency …. is it possible?" he began, but could not go on and clasped his hands in despair.
  • Ivan exclaimed almost in despair.
  • In despair I wrote to Count Mattei in Milan.
  • He sank back on his seat, wringing his hands in despair.
  • Here we see in excess a love of effect, a romantic despair and sentimentality, and the wild recklessness of the Karamazovs.
  • These two questions became so acute that they drove him at last to despair.
  • But, excuse me, conscience implies penitence, and the suicide may not have felt penitence, but only despair.
  • Despair and penitence are two very different things.
  • At last the captain made a gesture of despair as though to say, "Take him where you will."
  • Despair may be vindictive and irreconcilable, and the suicide, laying his hands on himself, may well have felt redoubled hatred for those whom he had envied all his life.
  • What’s more, justice and punishment on earth positively alleviate the punishment of nature and are, indeed, essential to the soul of the criminal at such moments, as its salvation from despair.
  • Such distrustfulness in Mitya, such lack of confidence even to him, to Alyosha—all this suddenly opened before Alyosha an unsuspected depth of hopeless grief and despair in the soul of his unhappy brother.
  • Here I must mention that Smerdyakov, oppressed by terror and despair of a sort, had felt during those last few days that one of the fits from which he had suffered before at moments of strain, might be coming upon him again.
  • Don’t worry yourself to death with despair."
  • I’ve led the conversation to my despair, and the more stupidly I have presented it, the better for me."
  • He seems to me to have betrayed unconsciously, and so early, that timid despair which leads so many in our unhappy society, who dread cynicism and its corrupting influences, and mistakenly attribute all the mischief to European enlightenment, to return to their ’native soil,’ as they say, to the bosom, so to speak, of their mother earth, like frightened children, yearning to fall asleep on the withered bosom of their decrepit mother, and to sleep there for ever, only to escape the…
  • "You do that, panie," said Mitya, recognizing with despair that all was over, "because you hope to make more out of Grushenka?
  • What can men be after this?" he exclaimed incoherently, in bitter despondency, almost despair.

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

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