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despair
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Candide
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  • I fell, oppressed with fright, fatigue, horror, despair, and hunger.
  • Scarcely had I recovered my senses than I saw you stripped, stark naked, and this was the height of my horror, consternation, grief, and despair.
  • My mother, in despair, and scarcely less afflicted than myself, determined to absent herself for some time from so fatal a place.
  • He despaired at parting from so good a master, who had become his intimate friend; but the pleasure of serving him prevailed over the pain of leaving him.
  • What will it avail me to spin out my wretched days and drag them far from her in remorse and despair?
  • "Do not despair," said he to the disconsolate Candide, "I understand a little of the jargon of these people, I will speak to them."
  • This drove Candide to despair; he had, indeed, endured misfortunes a thousand times worse; the coolness of the magistrate and of the skipper who had robbed him, roused his choler and flung him into a deep melancholy.
  • Pangloss was in despair at not shining in some German university.
  • I should have been burnt, but you may remember it rained exceedingly hard when they were going to roast me; the storm was so violent that they despaired of lighting the fire, so I was hanged because they could do no better.

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

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