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despair
used in To the Lighthouse

3 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
do not despair
Definition
to lose hope
  • Now Nancy burst in, and asked, looking round the room, in a queer half dazed, half desperate way, "What does one send to the Lighthouse?" as if she were forcing herself to do what she despaired of ever being able to do.
    3 — The Lighthouse (1% in)

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?  —2 uses
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  • Impatient, despairing yet loth to go (for beauty offers her lures, has her consolations), to pace the beach was impossible; contemplation was unendurable; the mirror was broken.
    2 — Time Passes (50% in)
  • Well, thought Lily in despair, letting her right hand fall at her side, it would be simpler then to have it over.
    3 — The Lighthouse (8% in)

There are no more uses of "despair" in To the Lighthouse.

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