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despair
used in Unbroken by Hillenbrand

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Definition
hopelessness; or distress (such as extreme worry or sadness from feeling powerless to change a bad situation)
  • He shared few memories, and though the other two encouraged him, he couldn't imagine a future. ... Given the dismal record of raft-bound men, Mac's despair was reasonable.
    p. 147.2
despair = hopelessness
  • Not long after his arrival, Louie was standing at the base, sweating and despairing over the landscape, when a squarish second lieutenant walked up and introduced himself.
    p. 55.4
  • despairing = distressed
  • Phil never spoke of his faith, but as he sang hymns over the ocean, conjuring up a protective God, perhaps rescue felt closer, despair more distant.
    p. 148.0
  • despair = hopelessness
  • Now, as he was cast into extremity, despair and death became the focus of his defiance.
    p. 148.2
  • despair = hopelessness
  • Louie was excited, but the prospect of more responsibility filled him with guilt and despair.
    p. 365.8
  • despair = distress
  • He was told that it was believed that the former sergeant, hunted, exiled and in despair, had stabbed himself to death.
    p. 379.5
despair = hopelessness
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