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used in As I Lay Dying

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hopelessness; or distress (such as extreme worry or sadness from feeling powerless to change a bad situation)
  • They too are breathing now with a deep groaning sound; looking back once, their gaze sweeps across us with in their eyes a wild, sad, profound and despairing quality as though they had already seen in the thick water the shape of the disaster which they could not speak and we could not see.
    Section 34 — Darl (12) (65% in)
despairing = hopeless
  • It seems to me that the end which I now carry alone has no weight, as though it coasts like a rushing straw upon the furious tide of Jewel's despair.
    Section 23 — Darl (8) (90% in)
  • despair = hopelessness
  • his face suffused with fury and despair.
    Section 23 — Darl (8) (98% in)
  • despair = hopelessness
  • That's what they mean by the womb of time: the agony and the despair of spreading bones, the hard girdle in which lie the outraged entrails of events.
    Section 30 — Dewey Dell (3) (21% in)
despair = hopelessness
There are no more uses of "despair" in As I Lay Dying.

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