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used in Great Expectations

7 uses
  • "This is a pretty thing, Belinda!" said Mr. Pocket, returning with a countenance expressive of grief and despair.
    Chapter 23 (93% in)
  • Quite despairing of making my mind clear to Wemmick on this point, I forbore to try.
    Chapter 45 (93% in)
  • Mr. Wopsle, united to a Roman nose and a large shining bald forehead, had a deep voice which he was uncommonly proud of; indeed it was understood among his acquaintance that if you could only give him his head, he would read the clergyman into fits; he himself confessed that if the Church was "thrown open," meaning to competition, he would not despair of making his mark in it.
    Chapter 4 (32% in)
  • She said the word often enough, and there could be no doubt that she meant to say it; but if the often repeated word had been hate instead of love—despair—revenge—dire death—it could not have sounded from her lips more like a curse.
    Chapter 29 (69% in)
  • Without distinctly knowing whether I should have been more sorry for Mr. Wopsle if he had been in despair, I was so sorry for him as it was, that I took the opportunity of his turning round to have his braces put on,—which jostled us out at the doorway,—to ask Herbert what he thought of having him home to supper?
    Chapter 31 (92% in)
  • "O dear me!" said I, as if I found myself compelled to give up Biddy in despair.
    Chapter 35 (90% in)
  • I urged, in despair.
    Chapter 44 (75% in)

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