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despair
used in Brave New World

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
she felt despair
Definition
hopelessness; or distress (such as extreme worry or sadness from feeling powerless to change a bad situation)
  • And then, in a voice of despair, "Oh, Linda, forgive me."
    p. 252.8
despair = distress
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2  —1 use as in:
do not despair
Definition
to lose hope
  • He remembered those weeks of timid indecision, during which he had looked and longed and despaired of ever having the courage to ask her.
    p. 64.0
despaired = lost hope
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