But addressing that “winter of despair” should not reinforce the inaccurate perceptions.
He was right, which sent my yoga-goers into spasms of rage and despair.
I despair, however, that he still struggles in an evangelical subculture consistently telling him his very nature is immoral.
The joy, fear, and despair for Johnson and former interpreters like Yaghdan and Ibrahim are anything but melodramatic.
I am filled with despair and helplessness as I hear my former neighbors crying out for help.
There is no accounting for tastes, we say, and in saying that we despair of progress in the arts.
And the girl realized to her despair what he said was true; but oh!
The crowd, delirious, cries and sobs in a paroxysm of despair.
Clif desperate from despair, seized it and drew himself close.
But we need not, therefore, despair of writing criticism of literature and art.
early 14c., from stem of Old French desperer "be dismayed, lose hope, despair," from Latin desperare "to despair, to lose all hope," from de- "without" + sperare "to hope," from spes "hope" (see speed). Related: Despaired; despairing; despairingly.
c.1300, from Anglo-French despeir, Old French despoir, from desperer (see despair (v.)). Replaced native wanhope.