verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of despair
synonym study for despair
OTHER WORDS FROM despairde·spair·er, nounself-de·spair, nounun·de·spaired, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for despair
This disease loves isolation, and we know all about loneliness and despair, and we can’t stay well in recovery if we’re not connecting with people.What was lost when covid forced addiction support groups online — and what was gained|Allyson Chiu|November 23, 2020|Washington Post
In Studio Theatre’s audio-drama production, actor Gina Daniels infuses the slogan with a delectable mixture of snark, exasperation and weariness, seasoned with a grain of despair.Audio adaptation of Beltway drama ‘Kings’ tantalizes but ultimately falls flat without a stage|Celia Wren|November 5, 2020|Washington Post
Developing a despair scale may also provide insights into those individuals most likely to succumb to despair-related fatalities.
Psychiatric disorders plausibly related to a sense of despair, such as major depression and anxiety disorders, have been studied for decades.
Many despair that their labor will ever decently shelter their families or protect them against disease.Nobel Peace Prize Spotlights The Links Between Hunger And Conflict|LGBTQ-Editor|October 10, 2020|No Straight News
The only common ground to be found in this despaired summer is that unlike my kids, those in Gaza simply were in the wrong place.
Many of his supporters had despaired that the regime would ever let him out.
All these years later, the carnage continues and many of us have despaired at ever ending it.
Darkly pessimistic towards the end, he despaired of ever liberating art from the art world.Robert Hughes: A Fierce Critic and Powerful Voice Now Silenced|Simon Schama|August 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The 1972 election was fought in the shadow of Vietnam, a bloody war Americans had despaired of winning.
Yet, as he despaired and scoffed, he felt within himself an ever-present hope that luck might turn the tide of battle.Graustark|George Barr McCutcheon
It carried him for weary miles after he despaired of ever covering another hundred yards.The Yukon Trail|William MacLeod Raine
The Serbs now despaired of getting any justice from the Magyars, and determined to appeal from them to the Emperor.The Revolutionary Movement of 1848-9 in Italy, Austria-Hungary, and Germany|C. Edmund (Charles Edmund) Maurice
And this was foreseen, as even before the end of the summer Bakounin had despaired of success.Violence and the Labor Movement|Robert Hunter
It is an old and a true saying that “no injury of the head is so trivial as to be despised or so serious as to be despaired of.”