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despair
used in King Lear

3 uses
  • He hath commission from thy wife and me To hang Cordelia in the prison, and To lay the blame upon her own despair, That she fordid herself.
    5.2 — Act 5 Scene 2 — A field between the two Camps (77% in)
  • ] Why I do trifle thus with his despair Is done to cure it.
    4.6 — Act 4 Scene 6 — The country near Dover (13% in)
  • —taught me to shift Into a madman's rags; to assume a semblance That very dogs disdain'd; and in this habit Met I my father with his bleeding rings, Their precious stones new lost; became his guide, Led him, begg'd for him, sav'd him from despair; Never,—O fault!
    5.2 — Act 5 Scene 2 — A field between the two Camps (60% in)

There are no more uses of "despair" in King Lear.

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