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despair
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Harry Potter (#6) and the Half-Blood Prince
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  • The idea of invisible creatures swooping through the towns and countryside, spreading despair and hopelessness in his voters, made him feel quite faint.
  • Narcissa looked up at him, her face eloquent with despair.
  • Narcissa gave a little scream of despair and clutched at her long blonde hair.
  • Of course, it is also possible that her unrequited love and the attendant despair sapped her of her powers; that can happen.
  • "No . she wouldn’t tell me . and I said she was being stupid and not to take it up to school, but she just wouldn’t listen and . and then I tried to grab it from her . and — and —" Leanne let out a wail of despair.
  • It spoke very clearly of loss and of despair.
  • "Oh, Ron," said Hermione despairingly, "it would be all wrapped up, so he wouldn’t have to touch it, and quite easy to hide inside a cloak, so nobody would see it! I think whatever he reserved at Borgin and Burkes was noisy or bulky, something he knew would draw attention to him if he carried it down the street — and in any case," she pressed on loudly, before Harry could interrupt, "I asked Borgin about the necklace, don’t you remember?

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

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