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despair
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The Magician's Nephew
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  • And he began to see that there might be some sense in that last line about getting your heart’s desire and getting despair along with it.
  • They were even despairing faces: as if the people they belonged to had done dreadful things and also suffered dreadful things.
  • Up till then he had been looking at the Lion’s great feet and the huge claws on them; now, in his despair, he looked up at its face.
  • She dare not come within a hundred miles of the Tree, for its smell, which is joy and life and health to you, is death and horror and despair to her.
  • When he had come close up to them he saw words written on the gold with silver letters; something like this: Come in by the gold gates or not at all, Take of my fruit for others or forbear, For those who steal or those who climb my wall Shall find their heart’s desire and find despair.

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

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