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despair
used in All Quiet on the Western Front

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Definition
hopelessness; or distress (such as extreme worry or sadness from feeling powerless to change a bad situation)
  • Their figures are bent, their faces full of grief, despair, haste, and resignation.
    Chapter 10 (24% in)
despair = distress (at inability to improve a bad situation)
  • The madness and despair of many hours unloads itself in this outburst.
    Chapter 6 (25% in)
  • despair = distress (at inability to improve a bad situation)
  • They cannot persist without solace, without illusion, they are disordered before the naked picture of despair.
    Chapter 6 (66% in)
  • despair = distress (at inability to improve a bad situation)
  • I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow.
    Chapter 10 (85% in)
  • despair = distress (at inability to improve a bad situation)
  • It cannot be that it has gone, the yearning that made our blood unquiet, the unknown, the perplexing, the oncoming things, the thousand faces of the future, the melodies from dreams and from books, the whispers and divinations of women; it cannot be that this has vanished in bombardment, in despair, in brothels.
    Chapter 12 (66% in)
despair = distress (at inability to improve a bad situation)
There are no more uses of "despair" in All Quiet on the Western Front.

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