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despair
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The Fellowship of the Ring
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  • ...despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt.
  • Wanderers in the shadowed land despair not!
  • In the end, gathering his courage, he leaped over Gollum in the dark, and fled away down the passage, pursued by his enemy’s cries of hate and despair: _Thief, thief!
  • Even so they often despaired of getting their pony up, or indeed of finding a path for themselves, burdened as they were.
  • There we had rumour of him, and we guess that he dwelt there long in the dark hills; but we never found him, and at last I despaired.
  • I, too, despaired at last, and I began my homeward journey.
  • ’Don’t despair!’ said Strider.
  • And then in my despair I thought again of a test that might make the finding of Gollum unneeded.
  • That is the path of despair.
  • Despair, or folly?’ said Gandalf.
  • It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt.
  • They despaired, until I returned and told them that the drift was little wider than a wall.
  • He sat with his head bowed, either in despair or in anxious thought.
  • All shall love me and despair! ’ She lifted up her hand and from the ring that she wore there issued a great light that illuminated her alone and left all else dark.

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

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