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  • ...described being despondent after her husband left her for another woman.   (source)
    despondent = depressed
  • I knew right then I was in the sloop of despond.   (source)
    despond = depression
  • He ate, worked, loved, dreamed and played in this garment of heaviness, weighed down as if he were wearing a leaden bathrobe—trudging daily through the murky despondency that sucked the color out of everything.   (source)
  • I'm also worried that if he ever calmed down and reflected on the things he said, he may be despondent.   (source)
    despondent = depressed
  • But he was so despondent about his own inability to teach what he believed,   (source)
    despondent = emotionally depressed
  • The second year of the marriage, Eveanna was born, and three years later, Beverly; after each confinement the young mother had experienced an inexplicable despondency-seizures of grief that sent her wandering from room to room in a hands wringing daze.   (source)
    despondency = depression
  • She felt despondent suddenly,   (source)
    despondent = depressed
  • By shaking us up, using a rigorous approach, she hoped to both encourage us to write poems that meant, and to dispel any belief that feigning despond was what created good poetry.   (source)
    despond = depression
  • 'It's the end,' Milo agreed despondently.   (source)
    despondently = in a depressed manner
  • Celia wiped the blood from Jorge's despondent blue eyes with a wet cloth.   (source)
    despondent = depressed (very sad)
  • With a few despondent slashes of his pencil, Max randomly assigned numbers to the blank spaces before surrendering his exam.   (source)
    despondent = depressed
  • She was despondent, Eve.   (source)
  • In the church, Armor-of-God sat on the front pew, despondent.   (source)
    despondent = emotionally depressed
  • GUIL sits despondently. He takes a coin, spins it, lets it fall between his feet. He looks at it, picks it up, throws it to ROS, who puts it in his bag.   (source)
    despondently = in a depressed manner
  • I began to formulate a new law describing the relationship of protection to despondency. A sad soul can kill you quicker, far quicker, than a germ.   (source)
    despondency = depression
  • They walked to her flat through the rain and they might have been anywhere—Berlin, London, any town where paving stones turn to lakes of light in the evening rain, and the traffic shuffles despondently through wet streets.   (source)
    despondently = in a depressed manner
  • Nathan was half-despondent, half-eager, and somehow the eagerness alone communicated itself to me.   (source)
    despondent = depressed
  • It all depends on whether your man is of the desponding type who can be tempted to despair, or of the wishful-thinking type who can be assured that all is well.   (source)
    desponding = inclined to get depressed
  • You've taken me out of myself, out of despondency and introspection, both of which have been my devils for a year.   (source)
    despondency = depression
  • a few years ago she got despondent and said life was just the same thing over and over, and she didn't see the use of it.   (source)
    despondent = depressed
  • Despondency had come upon her there in the wakeful night, and had never lifted.   (source)
    despondency = depression
  • was in the uttermost depths of despondency.   (source)
  • I sat about in the darkness of the scullery, in a state of despondent wretchedness.   (source)
    despondent = emotionally depressed
  • The General would usually pay a visit to the tents early in the morning, and his earnest, cheerful, encouraging voice would dispel any feeling of despondency.   (source)
    despondency = depression
  • He was despondent and sullen,   (source)
    despondent = depressed
  • His terror of the gallows drove him continually to commit temporary suicide, and return to his subordinate station of a part instead of a person; but he loathed the necessity, he loathed the despondency into which Jekyll was now fallen, and he resented the dislike with which he was himself regarded.   (source)
    despondency = depression
  • I could not be despondent while I anticipated the delight of talking to my mother and reading her responses from her lips.   (source)
    despondent = depressed
  • having lost confidence both in the former doctor's treatment and in this one's, he became still more despondent.   (source)
  • then added, despondently, "but woe is me!"   (source)
    despondently = in a depressed manner
  • "If life is often as hard as this, I don't see how we ever shall get through it," added her sister despondently.   (source)
  • It was the last expression of the despondency of a broken spirit.   (source)
    despondency = depression
  • I endeavored also immediately to occupy myself, and at the same time to comfort my despondency.   (source)
  • ...his eyes and attitude expressed the utmost sadness and despondency.   (source)
  • less despondent spirits   (source)
    despondent = depressed
  • He slipped into despondency, dragging himself in from the junkyard each night, silent and heavy.†   (source)
  • Esperanza and the other women watched the despondent faces in the windows disappear.†   (source)
  • "You're going to be fine, Angela, just fine," Grace said despondently.†   (source)
  • Stacey sat across from Papa looking despondently at the broken leg.†   (source)
  • If anything, his eyes conveyed a look of benign misgiving, the result of some lifelong despondency.†   (source)
  • Standing back, we'd watched them begin their lonely walks up toward Javits and Penn, despondent, terrified, and many with children amongst them.†   (source)
  • He seemed utterly despondent.†   (source)
  • Klaus was too tired and despondent to speak, and Violet was holed up in the inventing area of her mind, too busy planning to talk.†   (source)
  • I stared at the passport that I had queued to collect, remembering my mounting sense of excitement even as I sat on the train heading into the city, and for the first time since I had embarked upon my plan, I felt properly despondent.†   (source)
  • Such a wave of despondency came over Meg that she was no longer able to eat.†   (source)
  • Despondently, I picked a few lice off my sweater but gave up trying to get them all.†   (source)
  • Hester and I agreed that Owen sounded despondent.†   (source)
  • But now he's a shy, would-be lover with a despondent face, holding my hand in so anxious a grip that I think I must pull away before he breaks it.†   (source)
  • It was hard to imagine him ever lonely, or bored or despondent; his equanimity was bottomless, as was his lack of ambition, and he assumed that everyone else was much like him.†   (source)
  • From the VIP observation room, Teddy watched the despondent Mission Control Center.†   (source)
  • He felt despondent, unable to maintain any excitement about his future.†   (source)
  • But in a week's time she had stretched her memory to the utmost, and Pilgrim had traveled all the way from the Slough of Despond to the Celestial City.†   (source)
  • Guess she got smart and blew me off, he sighed, looking despondent.†   (source)
  • Hana became despondent.†   (source)
  • When Olmsted is blue," a friend once wrote, "the logic of his despondency is crushing and terrible."†   (source)
  • In it, the main character, Christian, is trying to journey to the Celestial City, while along the way he encounters such distractions as the Slough of Despond, the Primrose Path, Vanity Fair, and the Valley of the Shadow of Death.†   (source)
  • They were still awake, and they were despondent.†   (source)
  • The idea is to show how, you know, despondent he is-†   (source)
  • Carter sat nearby at the top of a sand dune, looking despondent and holding … was that Muffin in his lap?†   (source)
  • She was surprised when he returned looking despondent but not devastated.†   (source)
  • Growing despondent, I started listing the things I actually could do, but to be honest, there really wasn't that much.†   (source)
  • Denna was eyeing the surrounding landscape despondently.†   (source)
  • His despondency was obvious despite his effort to control it: his lips were as blue as the corpse and he could not stop the trembling of his fingers as he refolded the letter and placed it in his vest pocket.†   (source)
  • He had never seen his father this despondent.†   (source)
  • Regardless of what had been going on between us that day, deep down, none of us wanted Ruth to return home despondent, and at that moment we thought we were safe.†   (source)
  • I grew so despondent I had no energy at all for my chores, and the maids chided me for dragging my cloth along the woodwork I was supposed to be polishing, and pulling a broom along the corridor I was supposed to be sweeping.†   (source)
  • She was miserable, sickly, despondent-and beaten.†   (source)
  • "My Lord," he said rather despondently, "a statement from the dock does not carry the same weight as evidence under oath."†   (source)
  • Instead, they stop before me, quiet, despondent.†   (source)
  • Mayinga remained conscious and despondent until the end.†   (source)
  • He paused to give Morn and Tara a word of encouragement, for they appeared despondent, and received a guarded response in turn.†   (source)
  • As the days crept by, more and more people shook off their despondency and began to rebuild their homes and businesses.†   (source)
  • And when he clamps a sympathetic paw on your shoulder you feel he is some provident force come to guide you out of old despond.†   (source)
  • "There will be total chaos in China soon," the Bandit said despondently.†   (source)
  • She stopped eating and grew increasingly despondent.†   (source)
  • Drew is standing in front of me, knuckles bleeding, with a look of such sheer despondence that I feel like I should comfort him.†   (source)
  • When the second night fell and our world grew black, despondency enveloped all of us.†   (source)
  • Henry stood there for a long time, despondent.†   (source)
  • Whenever anything went wrong on the operating table, he would be despondent and unable to sleep.†   (source)
  • She dropped her hands and looked despondently at Tom and Johan.†   (source)
  • He hung up the phone and sat despondent on the edge of the bed.†   (source)
  • He was "liable to great inequities of temper, sometimes in despondency, sometimes in rage," Adams recorded in dismay.†   (source)
  • For the past year, the fall of Flight 353 had filled him with terrible despondency and grief, but he was beginning to realize that those feelings were like layers of oil atop another—darker—emotion that he had been denying; what filled the chambers of his heart to the brim was anger.†   (source)
  • Not yet, but I am slightly less despondent.†   (source)
  • Reversing his previous weight loss, LBJ will grow very fat over the course of the summer as a result of this despondence.†   (source)
  • He stood despondently with hunched shoulders beside Frodo, and peered out with puckered eyes into the gloom.†   (source)
  • "I sure hope my daughters can grow up and land great jobs like this," Mark said, laughing and whistling and slapping the despondent Tradd on the back.†   (source)
  • He determined that she was despondent and suicidal, and possibly dangerous to others, particularly to the other girls.†   (source)
  • A farmer's son serving in the 1st North Carolina Infantry wrote to his father during another period of Confederate reverses: "Instead of indulging in feelings of despondency let us compare our situation and cause to those of our illustrious ancestors who achieved the liberties we have ever enjoyed and for which we are now contending."†   (source)
  • Despondent, she climbed off her horse and knelt by the lake.†   (source)
  • When the student had surrendered to despondency and taken refuge in silence, Dr. Mansour would sigh, with genuine relief, and say, "Don't try to argue about it, my boy.†   (source)
  • "The six," said Navot despondently.†   (source)
  • There is no need for you or your successor to worry unduly about the Freedom League, even when it has recovered from its present despondency.†   (source)
  • A convulsive despondency, megrims, anxiety, freezing doubt, inward shudders, Weltschmerz that passes understanding—all overwhelm Hoss as the process of murder achieves its runaway momentum.†   (source)
  • They don't want to create alarm and despondency until they've got to.†   (source)
  • Weary, haggard and unshaven Senators, slumped despondently in their chairs after the rigors of an all-night session, muttered "Vote, Vote" in the hopes of discouraging any further oratory on a bill already certain of passage.†   (source)
  • So," Leota went on in a despondent voice, "they called up the cops and they caught the ole bird, all right, right there in the freak show where I saw him with my own eyes, thinkin' he was petrified.†   (source)
  • Up one minute and down the next; now in spirits and now in despondency!   (source)
    despondency = depression
  • Fagin sighed, and shook his head despondingly.   (source)
    despondingly = in a depressed manner
  • As the morning went on, and the fires began to be kindled, and the windows to open, and the people to appear out of the houses, my concern and despondency grew ever the blacker.   (source)
    despondency = depression
  • Not a latent echo in the house, ... not a sigh among the leafless boughs of one despondent poplar, ... but fell upon the heart of Scrooge with a softening influence, and gave a freer passage to his tears.   (source)
    despondent = depressed
  • I can imagine, as if I were in his place, how despondent he must sometimes feel at the quarrels.†   (source)
  • Zeitoun's family in Syria became increasingly despondent and resigned to the loss of Abdulrahman.†   (source)
  • I'm despondent and foolish, I know that too.†   (source)
  • The boys were despondent, and argued their case to their mother.†   (source)
  • As she flew, a sadness fell upon Eragon, and for a time he felt despondent and self-pitying.†   (source)
  • A thump on the wall pulled her from the depths of despondency.†   (source)
  • They went through the process two more times, at which point Moby was despondent.†   (source)
  • His mood is a mixture of rage and despondence.†   (source)
  • A despondent Jack Ruby wanders off and sits alone at a desk.†   (source)
  • Yummy stayed by Pollard all day, despondent, greeting the worried friends who came to see him.†   (source)
  • Nina exhibits no paranormal abilities anymore, and Rose dwells in despondency.†   (source)
  • The chaplain was despondent with an acceptance of his own ineptitude.†   (source)
  • A letter like this,' Milo mumbled despondently, 'could ruin any mess officer in the world.†   (source)
  • And so despondently Merry now stood and watched the mustering of the army.†   (source)
  • I must have fallen into my despondent mood again, for I heard him say, "What's wrong, son?"†   (source)
  • He grew so despondent that he lifted the hourglass and hurled it at the wall, where it crashed into a thousand pieces and its fine sand spilled all over the floor.†   (source)
  • They would leave this despondent country altogether, Mariam said, running her hands through Laila's hair, and go someplace remote and safe where no one would find them, where they could disown their past and find shelter.†   (source)
  • As our despondent group filed slowly away from Camp Four toward the Geneva Spur, I braced myself to make one last visit to Beck, whom I assumed had died in the night.†   (source)
  • She looked almost despondent.†   (source)
  • Taylor was despondent that a grant application, to study the physical properties of a subatomic particle known to exist only in theory, had been rejected.†   (source)
  • Lourdes is despondent.†   (source)
  • His last image of her was that despondent posture, lying in the kitchen, tracking him with her eyes as he turned away.†   (source)
  • Standing in the drawing room of Château Villette, Lieutenant Collet watched the dying fire and felt despondent.†   (source)
  • A little despondent too.†   (source)
  • Instead of imagining her under attack by the devouring worms of death, as he had in his despondency of recent months, he recalled her at a radiant and joyful age, her belly rounded under the Minervan tunic with the seed of her first child.†   (source)
  • He is despondent over the failure of his mission, and spends a lot of time mumbling under his breath, trying to find a way to salvage it.†   (source)
  • This left me on my own to face the difficult task of improving myself so I wouldn't have to hear their reproaches, because they made me so despondent.†   (source)
  • Despondent over Seabiscuit's loss in the Santa Anita Handicap and seizing the opportunity to eat as his diabetes dictated while his suspension was in effect, he had gorged himself on steaks and ballooned up to 128 pounds.†   (source)
  • Next to the tub, sitting on a lovely avocado porcelain commode, was my friend Hearthstone, his shoulders slumped, his expression despondent.†   (source)
  • That's all she'd ever done, she thought despondently, and right now she knew she was on the verge of making another, no matter what she did.†   (source)
  • …during which he held the post-1935 to 1939-encompassed the dustiest, the down-and-outest the region had known since white men settled there, and young Herb Clutter, having, as he did, a brain expertly racing with the newest in streamlined agricultural practices, was quite qualified to serve as middleman between the government and the despondent farm ranchers; these men could well use the optimism and the educated instruction of a likable young fellow who seemed to know his business.†   (source)
  • One evening when I tentatively broached the subject of returning to America, Moody grew despondent rather than angry.†   (source)
  • When Kate heard the sound of helicopter, she had been sitting despondently in the driver's seat, clutching the wheel uselessly, unable to face the children any longer and unwilling to look at the boy Miro.†   (source)
  • I look back now and see with the clarity of eighty years that I showed far too much impatience with Snow Flower's despondency.†   (source)
  • I will not despond.†   (source)
  • A despondent Oswald stays the weekend in Mexico City, loading up on the local food and taking in a bullfight.†   (source)
  • The call left me despondent.†   (source)
  • A despondent young woman in a black raincoat with much black hair on her face passed with her eyes lowered.†   (source)
  • Aga Reza was standing out on the sidewalk as I approached, watching despondently as the pasdar stole his worldly possessions.†   (source)
  • Major Major grew despondent as he watched simple communications swell prodigiously into huge manuscripts.†   (source)
  • They were plainly out of the question, Yossarian explained adamantly to Sergeant Towser, whose sallow equine face was despondent as he informed Yossarian that the new officers would have to be admitted.†   (source)
  • The chaplain bent his face away with burning shame and allowed himself to be led into the rear of a staff car and seated between the fat colonel with the large, pink face and the skinny, unctuous, despondent major.†   (source)
  • He felt goose pimples clacking all over him as he gazed down despondently at the grim secret Snowden had spilled all over the messy floor.†   (source)
  • Dobbs and Hungry Joe were out of the question, and so was Orr, who was tinkering with the valve of the stove again when Yossarian limped despondently back into the tent after Dobbs had turned him down.†   (source)
  • There was something fearful and minute about Doc Daneeka as he sat despondently outside his tent in the sunlight as often as he could, dressed in khaki summer trousers and a short-sleeved summer shirt that was bleached almost to an antiseptic gray by the daily laundering to which he had it subjected.†   (source)
  • With lips still quivering, he rose and trudged outside reluctantly to break the bad news to Gus and Wes, discreetly avoiding any conversation with Doc Daneeka himself as he moved by the flight surgeon's slight sepulchral figure roosting despondently on his stool in the late-afternoon sunlight between the orderly room and the medical tent.†   (source)
  • As a young man, when two of his friends who ran a little store came to the point of despondent bankruptcy, Will was asked to lend them a little money to tide them over the quarter's bills, and they gave him a one-third interest for a pittance.†   (source)
  • "I cannot remember a day in my life," the Senator wrote in his autobiography, "when I have suffered more from a lonely feeling of despondency.†   (source)
  • But people also turned inward to their private joys and tragedies to escape the pervasive fear and despondency.†   (source)
  • 50 and, finally, to bid what turned out to be a surprisingly painful and sad farewell to Farrell, who, among other things, revealed what I might have suspected all along had I really cared or had I been more observant—that he was a solitary and despondent drinker.†   (source)
  • Suddenly, thinking of the South, thinking of Bilbo and once again of Bobby Weed, I was riven by a sharp blade of despondency.†   (source)
  • Gloom and despondency hung over me like the August darkness itself and I wondered idly if I would be able to sleep.†   (source)
  • She wonders despondently how she can truly be the victim of an emotion at once so silly and so devastating.†   (source)
  • In the morbid, nervous mood I was in, the pictures of the merry chiropractor and his friends brought me as far down into bottomless despondency as I had ever been, and I prayed for Sophie to arrive and help relieve my angst.†   (source)
  • I wonder why it has taken me these several nights to realize that my nearly suicidal despondency arises at least in part from the pathetic knowledge that the act which Mary Alice performs upon me with such sangfroid is something I could do much better myself certainly with more affection.†   (source)
  • It was nothing really serious—nothing more than a severe bout of flu combined with a deep psychic despondency—but as I lay in bed for four or five days (tenderly taken care of by Nathan and Sophie, who brought me tomato soup and magazines) I was able to decide that I had come to a critical extremity in my life.†   (source)
  • In the drafting room he found Tim Davis, his best friend, slouched despondently over a drawing.†   (source)
  • Certainly political disappointment had something to do with his despondency.†   (source)
  • I was too despondent to stand up to him.†   (source)
  • I went up the hotel steps alone, with all the despondency of a child whose treat is over.†   (source)
  • I understand it only too well, and your dislike of politics as well, your despondence over the chatter and irresponsible antics of the parties and the press, your despair over the war, the one that has been and the one that is to be, over all that people nowadays think, read and build, over the music they play, the celebrations they hold, the education they carry on.†   (source)
  • I felt despondent that I had lost him.†   (source)
  • This frustrated desire to be a man of genius, and the knowledge that he was in truth not in the first flight—a knowlege which led to a great deal of despondency, and to that self-centredness which in later life at least made him so childishly greedy for compliments, made him brood so disproportionately over his failure and the extent of it and the reasons for it—these are qualities that break up the fine steel engraving of the typical Cambridge intellectual.†   (source)
  • "Gentlemen who haven't got ladies are asked as far as possible to take their meals out in the next few days," he announced despondently.†   (source)
  • One morning, the old man had driven her to Hugh's mill and she had found it idle, the negroes gone and Hugh sitting despondently under a tree.†   (source)
  • The heaviness of my despondency thrust open the gate I leant on and pushed me, an elderly man, a heavy man with grey hair, through the colourless field, the empty field.†   (source)
  • R— Qualities that in a desolate expedition across the icy solitudes of the Polar region would have made him the leader, the guide, the counsellor, whose temper, neither sanguine nor despondent, surveys with equanimity what is to be and faces it, came to his help again.†   (source)
  • The Wart looked in the direction which had been indicated with a despondent thumb, and saw a lot of rope wound round a tree.†   (source)
  • Left alone, he became despondent again.†   (source)
  • He sat desponding on the threshold of the door and gazed bleakly over the dried and hardened fields from which every particle of anything which could be called food or fuel had been plucked.†   (source)
  • Gray with dust, the palms and fig trees drooped despondently around a statue of the Republic, which too was coated with grime and dust.†   (source)
  • And the latter, to cheer themselves up in despondent moments, fell to picturing the lot of those others less free than themselves.†   (source)
  • But these were not to Cottard's liking, and his reactions varied on each occasion, from mere petulance to great despondency.†   (source)
  • The furious revolt of the first weeks had given place to a vast despondency, not to be taken for resignation, though it was none the less a sort of passive and provisional acquiescence.†   (source)
  • At such moments the collapse of their courage, willpower, and endurance was so abrupt that they felt they could never drag themselves out of the pit of despond into which they had fallen.†   (source)
  • "Black doubt and no light," said Cole, despondently.†   (source)
  • Thrice Martin hoped and desponded, and now all his pride was gone.†   (source)
  • Then, like the natural boy, he forgot his despondency, and sprang up.†   (source)
  • I most certainly should not be despondent.†   (source)
  • All this she saw with the clearness of vision that came to her in moments of despondency.†   (source)
  • As she did all these things, she was in a most despondent state.†   (source)
  • "Miss Hammond, this was my last plunge," he replied, despondently.†   (source)
  • Next morning Duane found that a moody and despondent spell had fastened on him.†   (source)
  • "You yet may," said Frieda despondently.†   (source)
  • At this all the others shook off their despondency.†   (source)
  • There were sufficient signs to counter all such despondency.†   (source)
  • As she grew better she grew less despondent.†   (source)
  • Each morning she awoke with hope, and each night she was a prey to despondency.†   (source)
  • Others spoke of tattered and eternally hungry men who fired despondent powders.†   (source)
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