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despair
used in The Grapes of Wrath

3 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
do not despair
Definition
to lose hope
  • She seemed to know that if she swayed the family shook, and if she ever really deeply wavered or despaired the family would fall, the family will to function would be gone.
    Chapter 8 (42% in)

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  • A Model T Ford sedan and a two-wheel trailer were parked beside the shack, and about the camp there hung a slovenly despair.
    Chapter 20 (4% in)
  • And it might be that a sick child threw despair into the hearts of twenty families, of a hundred people; that a birth there in a tent kept a hundred people quiet and awestruck through the night and filled a hundred people with the birth-joy in the morning.
    Chapter 17 (7% in)

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