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used in Animal Farm

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hopelessness; or distress (such as extreme worry or sadness from feeling powerless to change a bad situation)
  • When the boulder began to slip and the animals cried out in despair at finding themselves dragged down the hill, it was always Boxer who strained himself against the rope and brought the boulder to a stop.
    p. 61.4
despair = distress
  • They had just noticed this when a cry of despair broke from every animal's throat.
    p. 69.4
  • despair = distress
  • The fear and despair they had felt a moment earlier were drowned in their rage against this vile, contemptible act.
    p. 103.5
despair = distress
There are no more uses of "despair" in Animal Farm.

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