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despair
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

8 uses
  • In her despair Tess sprang forward and put her hand upon the hole, with the only result that she became splashed from face to skirt with the crimson drops.
    1 — The Maiden (37% in)
  • Thus they lived through this despairing day or two; in the same house, truly; but more widely apart than before they were lovers.
    5 — The Woman Pays (19% in)
  • If she could have been but just created, to discover herself as a spouseless mother, with no experience of life except as the parent of a nameless child, would the position have caused her to despair?
    2 — Maiden No More (65% in)
  • Even the melancholy horse himself seemed to look in at the window in inquiring despair at each walk round.
    3 — The Rally (63% in)
  • Conversations were concerning sunstroke; while butter-making, and still more butter-keeping, was a despair.
    3 — The Rally (94% in)
  • A last despair passed over Clare's face.
    5 — The Woman Pays (14% in)
  • It intensified her consciousness of error to a practical despair; the break of continuity between her earlier and present existence, which she had hoped for, had not, after all, taken place.
    6 — The Convert (3% in)
  • It was from her lips that came the murmur of unspeakable despair.
    7 — Fulfilment (43% in)

There are no more uses of "despair" in Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

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