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despair
used in The Witch of Blackbird Pond

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Definition
hopelessness; or distress (such as extreme worry or sadness from feeling powerless to change a bad situation)
  • They all knew that this haughty man was on his way to meet with their council, and that before night fell he would hold their very lives in his hand. Resignation and despair settled over the household that evening, as though...
    p. 159.7
despair = hopelessness
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