Origin of despond
OTHER WORDS FROM despondde·spond·er, nounde·spond·ing·ly, adverbun·de·spond·ing, adjectiveun·de·spond·ing·ly, adverb
How to use despond in a sentence
I think our meeting will be lively; a spirited Minority, and a desponding Majority.
These two poor fellows walked and ran and crept and struggled all day, sometimes hoping, sometimes desponding.It Is Never Too Late to Mend|Charles Reade
“It is very doubtful, to say the least,” remarked Don Rafael, in a desponding tone.The Tiger Hunter|Mayne Reid
At last he stopped right opposite to Margaret, and looked at her drooping and desponding attitude for an instant.North and South|Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
The desponding successor of the Gregorys and the Clements knew not where to look for aid in that crisis of peril and revolution.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VI|John Lord