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despair
used in The Mysterious Benedict Society

7 uses
  • Everything else — from ambition to love to despair — derives in some way from this single powerful emotion.
    p. 267.1
  • He had only just circled the last answer, placed his test on the pencil woman's desk, and looked around at the other children (some were furiously circling numbers at random, hoping to get lucky; and some were not to be seen at all, having crept out of the room in bleak despair), when the pencil woman shouted: "Pencils!
    p. 27.2
  • But it wasn't the eyes themselves that caught Reynie's heart — it was their look of total despair.
    p. 288.2
  • Reynie was crumbling, on the brink of despair.
    p. 367.1
  • "I can't believe this is it," Reynie thought, with the strangest mixture of despair and relief.
    p. 368.8
  • Reynie, who had been watching Sticky in bleak despair, noted which button Mr. Curtain pressed.
    p. 420.3
  • The children watched in growing despair as the brave child grew weaker and weaker, her voice softer and softer, until at last her cries of defiance were scarcely more than mumbles.
    p. 459.4

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