A few positive words can turn despair into hope.
She put her face in her hands to hide the despair it would show.
Despair washed over her, but she forced herself to concentrate.
This left them in a state of hopeless despair in which they desired to know what they should do next.
She shuddered, despair creeping through her again.
Until that point, eminent success lay just around the corner; now, absent any leads, a wave of despair descended over me like a blanket of morning fog.
Now, when I look around and listen to humanity-driven news, I despair, I really do.
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As much despair as she felt for each of the forty-three deaths, there would be nothing but doom, disease, and death for her people if she did not stay alive.
One man says, in his despair or indifference to life, take up a handful of the earth at your feet, and paint your house that color.
In her half-asleep despair, she was convinced no one but the Deans would even believe her.
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A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind.
Conversely, if God cares for men, despair is impossible.
Can he look up at its colossal evil without once feeling despair?
The black memories that made him wake up screaming at night, the fear he could still taste in moments of despair, were softened by the sense of stillness that settled into him.
It was a despair he'd felt in the catacombs, when he'd seen nothing but death as his fate.
Better die a thousand times than risk receiving an unkind look or bad opinion from him, Rostov decided; and sorrowfully and with a heart full despair he rode away, continually looking back at the Tsar, who still remained in the same attitude of indecision.
She would refuse to gift him the demon; however, she could not help but despair at the idea that she was not yet ready to die herself.
No Roman slave, he says, "needed to despair of becoming both a freeman and a citizen."
In despair she had dropped the subject for the time, only to renew it at the first opportunity.
Princess Mary wrote that she was in despair at the misunderstanding that had occurred between them.
To this course Napoleon consented, to the despair of King Victor Emmanuel and Cavour, who saw in this a proof that he wished to back out of his engagement and make war impossible.
We should impart our courage, and not our despair, our health and ease, and not our disease, and take care that this does not spread by contagion.
Flourishing his arms in despair the count left the room without replying.
Something within Katie snapped at the despair in Deidre's voice.
She barely recognized the feral look on his face, and despair slid through her.
This has obscured the fact that the inner history of antiquity, ending as it did in despair of this world, must in any event have seen a recurrence of barbarism.
The growing despair meant many looked to the Nazi National Front for salvation.
I sometimes despair of getting anything quite simple and honest done in this world by the help of men.
It is a ray of light in the darkness, a shade between sadness and despair, showing the possibility of consolation.
Samaritans believe that offering people the opportunity to be listened to in confidence and accepted without prejudice, can alleviate despair and suicidal feelings.
Her gaze went to the safe again, the despair within her swirling.
But no: I find that the respectable man, so called, has immediately drifted from his position, and despairs of his country, when his country has more reason to despair of him.
Every year since her marriage Anne had given birth to a child, and Henry had no reason to despair of more; while, if Henry's state of health was such as was reported, the desire for children, which Anne shared with him, may be urged as an argument for her guilt.
The individual's happiness is indeed unattainable either here and now or hereafter and in the future, but he does not despair of ultimately releasing the Unconscious from its sufferings.
Neoplatonism owes its form to Plato, but its underlying motive is the widespread feeling of self-despair and the longing for divine illumination characteristic of the age in which it appears.
So the peshwa ventured to take part in the combination against the British power, which even yet the Mahrattas did not despair of overthrowing.
Shortly afterwards, however, led by unfavourable omens to despair of final success, he killed himself on his daughter's tomb.
In despair, her father seized a knife from a neighbouring stall and plunged it in her side.
This article expressed despair of the success of the British arms in Spain, and Scott at once withdrew his subscription, the Quarterly being soon afterwards started in opposition.
The "red room" was the meeting-place in a small cafe in Stockholm of a society of needy journalists and artists, whose failure and despair are shown off against the prosperity of a typical bourgeois couple.
Can I offer you my deep, deep despair, on this very bad day?
Alvaro then sees that it is Leonora and, in absolute despair, throws himself off a nearby cliff.
In fact they were experiencing a complete range of unseen emotions from hysteria, through delight to utter despair.
In fact, I now look at them in quiet despair.
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His despair was all the greater from feeling that his own weakness was the cause of his grief.
That tremulous expression on Natasha's face, prepared either for despair or rapture, suddenly brightened into a happy, grateful, childlike smile.
Pierre no longer suffered moments of despair, hypochondria, and disgust with life, but the malady that had formerly found expression in such acute attacks was driven inwards and never left him for a moment.
Natasha cried angrily, in a voice of despair and repressed irritation.
He did not know that Natasha's soul was overflowing with despair, shame, and humiliation, and that it was not her fault that her face happened to assume an expression of calm dignity and severity.
Though he concealed the fact under a show of irritation and contempt, he was evidently in despair that the sole remaining chance of verifying his theory by a huge experiment and proving its soundness to the whole world was slipping away from him.
The tales and descriptions of that time without exception speak only of the self-sacrifice, patriotic devotion, despair, grief, and the heroism of the Russians.
In her despair she turned for comfort and counsel to Sainte-Beuve, now constituted her regular father confessor.
Orange however did not despair, and resolved to throw in his lot for good and all with the rebel province of the north.
Liberals were by no means inclined to despair of accomplishing this task...
Constantine Palaeologus, the last occupant of the imperial throne, took every measure that the courage of despair could devise for the defence of the doomed city; but his appeal to the pope for the aid of Western Christendom was frustrated through the bigoted, anti-Catholic spirit of the Greeks.
Ahaz's sacrifice of his son (which indeed rests on a somewhat late authority) was apparently an isolated act of despair, since human sacrifices are not among the corruptions of the popular religion spoken of by Isaiah and Micah.
He was not a sceptic, if by "sceptic" is meant the misologist whose despair of knowledge is the consequence of disappointed endeavour, for he had never hoped.
In the dark years that followed it was the indomitable courage of Queen Louise that helped the weak king not to despair of the state.
Men leave their customary pursuits, hasten from one side of Europe to the other, plunder and slaughter one another, triumph and are plunged in despair, and for some years the whole course of life is altered and presents an intensive movement which first increases and then slackens.
Smiling unnaturally and muttering to himself, he first sat down on the sofa in an attitude of despair, then rose, went to the door of the reception room and peeped through the crack, returned flourishing his arms, and took up a book.
She recalled his long sad and severe look at those words and understood the meaning of the rebuke and despair in that protracted gaze.
In such a state of despair and destitution there is no hope for spiritualism, save in God; and Clauberg, Geulincx and Malebranche all take refuge under the shadow of his wings to escape the tyranny of extended matter.