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Showing the loss of all hope.‘he gave a despairing little shrug’
- ‘About three of their forwards scrambled the ball past our despairing goalie.’
- ‘This is a darker, more despairing film than the other two.’
- ‘Dada took its momentum from this fractured, despairing kind of environment.’
- ‘His despairing family thought that he had ceased to live.’
- ‘The adventure had a final despairing twist.’
- ‘Something earth-shaking must have transformed the despairing disciples.’
- ‘Ironically, the despairing quest of the Solitary has been validated by her Companion.’
- ‘She gave no answer to my reproaches, save to gaze at me with a sort of wild, despairing look in her eyes.’
- ‘It is a bleak, despairing admission.’
- ‘Upon waking, he realized he was in the same frustrated and despairing state once again.’
- ‘From this despairing state Wittgenstein was rescued by two developments.’
- ‘Some people have given up and reached various despairing conclusions.’
- ‘Who would present this groundbreaking initiative to a despairing public?’
- ‘Charlie collapsed in a chair, giving a despairing little sigh.’
- ‘Coady creates grace in even the most despairing moments.’
- ‘On his way to Damascus, Maritain was knocked off his despairing pretensions and turned toward sainthood.’
- ‘In such a despairing context, what is the young Palestinian to do?’
- ‘I hear a collective gasp of anguish and witness a row of black-haired heads drop into despairing hands.’
- ‘Politicians have been warned repeatedly that overpopulated prisons cannot deal adequately with depressed, despairing inmates.’
- ‘It is now time for local and central government to listen to its despairing critics.’
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