verb (used without object)
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Origin of despond
OTHER WORDS FROM despondde·spond·er, nounde·spond·ing·ly, adverbun·de·spond·ing, adjectiveun·de·spond·ing·ly, adverb
Words nearby despond
Example sentences 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.
But Mr. Parsons did not despond; he knew that owners of safes generally keep the key upon their persons.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Because he had sunk into the slough of despond, he would be heedless of the mud that gathered on his garments.Julian Home|Dean Frederic W. Farrar
"It sounds pretty bad," admitted Heavy, coming out of her momentary slough of despond.Ruth Fielding At College|Alice B. Emerson
Horses that ought to be having a mash between their ribs make riders despond.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete|George Meredith
Through them he lifted himself out of the slough of despond, and he sought to extend a helping hand to others.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine