- At first, it was supposed that he might have been prompted by despair at the loss of his commission for the Cosmo-Slotnick Building, since it was learned that he lived in revolting poverty.2.3 — Part 2 Chapter 3 (40% in)
- "You wanted to thank me for my article," said Toohey and made a little grimace of gay despair.2.3 — Part 2 Chapter 3 (66% in)
- Once, when he got out of bed, she switched the light on and saw him standing there, naked; she looked at him, then she said, her voice quiet and desperate with the simple despair of complete sincerity: "Roark, everything I've done all my life is because it's the kind of a world that made you work in a quarry last summer."2.8 — Part 2 Chapter 8 (52% in)
- He felt no relief, no despair, no fear.3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (0% in)
- Most of the stuff they sent in was of such quality that Wynand was forced past despair into howls of laughter: he had never read such highbrow English; he could see the pride of the ambitious youth who was a journalist at last.4.15 — Part 4 Chapter 15 (40% in)
- ...and the things which had been precious, surrendered to the sight of all, to the pawing and the bargaining, trash to the indifferent eyes of strangers, the equality of a junk heap, typewriters and violins—the tools of dreams, old photographs and wedding rings—the tags of love, together with soiled trousers, coffee pots, ash trays, pornographic plaster figures; the refuse of despair, pledged, not sold, not cut off in clean finality, but hocked to a stillborn hope, never to be redeemed.4.16 — Part 4 Chapter 16 (46% in)
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