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despair
used in Metamorphosis

3 uses
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Definition
hopelessness; or distress (such as extreme worry or sadness from feeling powerless to change a bad situation)
  • Their business misfortune had reduced the family to a state of total despair,
    Ii (32% in)
despair = hopelessness
  • ...the main thing holding the family back from their decision to move was much more to do with their total despair, and the thought that they had been struck with a misfortune unlike anything experienced by anyone else they knew or were related to.
    Iii (13% in)
  • despair = hopelessness
  • Meanwhile Gregor's sister had overcome the despair she had fallen into when her playing was suddenly interrupted.
    Iii (54% in)
despair = hopelessness
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