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despair
used in Pride and Prejudice

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do not despair
Definition
to lose hope
  • This event had at last been despaired of, but it was then too late to be saving.
    Chapter 50 (10% in)
  • Elizabeth saw directly that her father had not the smallest intention of yielding; but his answers were at the same time so vague and equivocal, that her mother, though often disheartened, had never yet despaired of succeeding at last.
    Chapter 39 (**% in)
  • Elizabeth, though she did not credit above half of what was said, believed enough to make her former assurance of her sister's ruin more certain; and even Jane, who believed still less of it, became almost hopeless, more especially as the time was now come when, if they had gone to Scotland, which she had never before entirely despaired of, they must in all probability have gained some news of them.
    Chapter 48 (17% in)

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  • Many of my acquaintances are already there for the winter; I wish that I could hear that you, my dearest friend, had any intention of making one of the crowd—but of that I despair.
    Chapter 21 (46% in)

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