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despair
used in The War of the Worlds

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1  —1 use as in:
do not despair
Definition
to lose hope
  • At that discovery I despaired for the first time.
    2.5 — Book 2 Chapter 5 — The Stillness (5% in)

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  • In the obscurity I could see he made a gesture of despair.
    1.11 — Book 1 Chapter 11 — At the Window (45% in)
  • Then abruptly he sat down before the table, put his head on his arms, and began to sob and weep like a little boy, in a perfect passion of emotion, while I, with a curious forgetfulness of my own recent despair, stood beside him, wondering.
    1.11 — Book 1 Chapter 11 — At the Window (49% in)
  • I grew very weary and irritable with the curate's perpetual ejaculations; I tired of the sight of his selfish despair.
    2.1 — Book 2 Chapter 1 — Under Foot (9% in)
  • It grew upon my mind, once I could face the facts, that terrible as our position was, there was as yet no justification for absolute despair.
    2.3 — Book 2 Chapter 3 — The Days of Imprisonment (79% in)
  • I will not tell the needless trouble I had breaking into that house—afterwards I found the front door was on the latch—nor how I ransacked every room for food, until just on the verge of despair, in what seemed to me to be a servant's bedroom, I found a rat-gnawed crust and two tins of pineapple.
    2.7 — Book 2 Chapter 7 — The Man on Putney Hill (1% in)
  • I thought of the poisons in the chemists' shops, of the liquors the wine merchants stored; I recalled the two sodden creatures of despair, who so far as I knew, shared the city with myself....
    2.8 — Book 2 Chapter 8 — Dead London (28% in)
  • Men on cycles, lean-faced, unkempt, scorched along every country lane shouting of unhoped deliverance, shouting to gaunt, staring figures of despair.
    2.9 — Book 2 Chapter 9 — Wreckage (13% in)

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