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despondent
used in Catch-22

11 uses
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Definition
emotionally depressed — especially a feeling of grief and hopelessness after a loss
  • 'It's the end,' Milo agreed despondently.
    Chapter 24 — Milo (90% in)
despondently = in a depressed manner
  • There was something fearful and minute about Doc Daneeka as he sat despondently outside his tent in the sunlight as often as he could, dressed in khaki summer trousers and a short-sleeved summer shirt that was bleached almost to an antiseptic gray by the daily laundering to which he had it subjected.
    Chapter 4 — Doc Daneeka (31% in)
  • A letter like this,' Milo mumbled despondently, 'could ruin any mess officer in the world.
    Chapter 7 — McWatt (18% in)
  • Major Major grew despondent as he watched simple communications swell prodigiously into huge manuscripts.
    Chapter 9 — Major Major Major Major (52% in)
  • The chaplain was despondent with an acceptance of his own ineptitude.
    Chapter 20 — Corporal Whitcomb (61% in)
  • Dobbs and Hungry Joe were out of the question, and so was Orr, who was tinkering with the valve of the stove again when Yossarian limped despondently back into the tent after Dobbs had turned him down.
    Chapter 28 — Dobbs (36% in)
  • With lips still quivering, he rose and trudged outside reluctantly to break the bad news to Gus and Wes, discreetly avoiding any conversation with Doc Daneeka himself as he moved by the flight surgeon's slight sepulchral figure roosting despondently on his stool in the late-afternoon sunlight between the orderly room and the medical tent.
    Chapter 31 — Daneeka (7% in)
  • They were plainly out of the question, Yossarian explained adamantly to Sergeant Towser, whose sallow equine face was despondent as he informed Yossarian that the new officers would have to be admitted.
    Chapter 32 — Yo-Yo's Roomies (33% in)
  • The chaplain bent his face away with burning shame and allowed himself to be led into the rear of a staff car and seated between the fat colonel with the large, pink face and the skinny, unctuous, despondent major.
    Chapter 36 — The Cellar (19% in)
  • A despondent young woman in a black raincoat with much black hair on her face passed with her eyes lowered.
    Chapter 39 — The Eternal City (56% in)
  • He felt goose pimples clacking all over him as he gazed down despondently at the grim secret Snowden had spilled all over the messy floor.
    Chapter 41 — Snowden (97% in)

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