verb (used without object)
Origin of despond
Related formsde·spond·er, nounde·spond·ing·ly, adverbun·de·spond·ing, adjectiveun·de·spond·ing·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for despond
A week after the inauguration, his wife, Lady Bird, watched with worry as a “slough of despond” surrounded her husband.
For myself, I see only difficulties, embarrassment, and poverty in the future; but I despond of nothing.Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
After the flood of inspiration comes its ebb; the valley of despond, after the heights of Alpine splendor.Studies in the Out-Lying Fields of Psychic Science|Hudson Tuttle
Even Webb, Blake and Ray were powerless to pull him out of his despond.A Daughter of the Sioux|Charles King