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despair
used in The Lords of Discipline

11 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
do not despair
Definition
to lose hope
  • If it was handsome, it was all a cold, sedate handsomeness that gave off a somewhat disturbing aura of wisdom and pain, of having lived deeply, suffered, rallied, despaired, laughed at her despair until the face that survived all these countless darkening moods and transfigurements was lined with discernment, with a resolute sense of commitment to form, and the power to be amused slightly by the whole long journey.
    Chapter 1.2 (47% in)

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  • The cry was so unexpected, so high-pitched and despairing.
    Chapter 4.41 (81% in)
  • If it was handsome, it was all a cold, sedate handsomeness that gave off a somewhat disturbing aura of wisdom and pain, of having lived deeply, suffered, rallied, despaired, laughed at her despair until the face that survived all these countless darkening moods and transfigurements was lined with discernment, with a resolute sense of commitment to form, and the power to be amused slightly by the whole long journey.
    Chapter 1.2 (47% in)
  • I said, despairing at the thought.
    Chapter 1.10 (61% in)
  • Tears and fury and despair had intermingled in a violent desperate trinity, and now he was hanging out over the quadrangle.
    Chapter 1.14 (41% in)
  • She would cry often; her sorrow was of that black, despairing quality whose only cure she carried as flesh and baggage within her own flesh.
    Chapter 3.23 (16% in)
  • Her weeping had the timbre of imponderable loss, even of despair.
    Chapter 3.28 (76% in)
  • In a voice that trembled with agony and hatred, and once again with despair, the frail and self-effacing woman shouted out to us: "Get them, boys.
    Chapter 3.28 (84% in)
  • I turned to leave the house when she called my name with a despairing, disconsolate voice.
    Chapter 3.29 (51% in)
  • His screams were despairing and unhinged.
    Chapter 4.36 (78% in)
  • A sense of torpor and resignation had entered the room and infected us spiritually with that species of painless despair which comes when you have accepted the inevitable and know how things inexorably must end.
    Chapter 4.43 (66% in)

There are no more uses of "despair" in The Lords of Discipline.

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