Amidst “all of this pinning and mapping,” Ben confesses to dread and hopelessness.
Generally, elderly people are at high risk for feelings of depression and hopelessness.
With the doom and gloom presented to us, we lived in a place riddled with anxiety and hopelessness.
Third, pulling out before any real efforts have been tried sends a message of hopelessness and defeatism more than anything else.
The oppression he describes—“you spend your life swallowing insults”—and the hopelessness are profound.
I should have felt no reproach or misgiving had it been otherwise, but his apparent giving up, and hopelessness, touched me.
Shame, misery, hopelessness—he did not know which emotion was stinging him most poignantly.
The hopelessness of the case struck a chill through all our hearts.
In the big man's eyes, bitterness and hopelessness glittered.
All his old cynicism and hopelessness reasserted themselves.