He realized its hopelessness when K. lapsed into whimsical humor.
It was as if he must make up for long arrears of hopelessness.
An expression of pain, and hopelessness, and sorrow swept across his features.
Hopelessness had dulled every sense: not even a start at the sound of his voice!
And through it all a great despair and hopelessness sounded in his voice.
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