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despair
used in The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
do not despair
Definition
to lose hope
  • These might be all good things; but, as they were not the kind of good things that I expected from that text, I despaired of ever meeting with them from any other, was disgusted, and attended his preaching no more.

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  • I should have been as much asham'd at seeing Miss Read, had not her friends, despairing with reason of my return after the receipt of my letter, persuaded her to marry another, one Rogers, a potter, which was done in my absence.

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