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?