A few positive words can turn despair into hope.
This left them in a state of hopeless despair in which they desired to know what they should do next.
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In fact, I now look at them in quiet despair.
Now, when I look around and listen to humanity-driven news, I despair, I really do.
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Can he look up at its colossal evil without once feeling despair?
The growing despair meant many looked to the Nazi National Front for salvation.
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.
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Samaritans believe that offering people the opportunity to be listened to in confidence and accepted without prejudice, can alleviate despair and suicidal feelings.
She put her face in her hands to hide the despair it would show.
Despair washed over her, but she forced herself to concentrate.
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.
Conversely, if God cares for men, despair is impossible.
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.
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.
In her half-asleep despair, she was convinced no one but the Deans would even believe her.
A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind.
It was a despair he'd felt in the catacombs, when he'd seen nothing but death as his fate.
I sometimes despair of getting anything quite simple and honest done in this world by the help of men.
In despair she had dropped the subject for the time, only to renew it at the first opportunity.
No Roman slave, he says, "needed to despair of becoming both a freeman and a citizen."
Something within Katie snapped at the despair in Deidre's voice.
Flourishing his arms in despair the count left the room without replying.
It is a ray of light in the darkness, a shade between sadness and despair, showing the possibility of consolation.
Her gaze went to the safe again, the despair within her swirling.
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.
She barely recognized the feral look on his face, and despair slid through her.
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.
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.
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.
So the peshwa ventured to take part in the combination against the British power, which even yet the Mahrattas did not despair of overthrowing.
In her despair she turned for comfort and counsel to Sainte-Beuve, now constituted her regular father confessor.
That tremulous expression on Natasha's face, prepared either for despair or rapture, suddenly brightened into a happy, grateful, childlike smile.
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.
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.
Princess Mary wrote that she was in despair at the misunderstanding that had occurred between them.
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.
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.
She recalled his long sad and severe look at those words and understood the meaning of the rebuke and despair in that protracted gaze.
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.
Liberals were by no means inclined to despair of accomplishing this task...
Natasha cried angrily, in a voice of despair and repressed irritation.
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.
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.
His despair was all the greater from feeling that his own weakness was the cause of his grief.
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.
Shortly afterwards, however, led by unfavourable omens to despair of final success, he killed himself on his daughter's tomb.
Orange however did not despair, and resolved to throw in his lot for good and all with the rebel province of the north.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.