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He is always making his enemies sick with despairing jealousy.

Despairing of the noblesse he went among the bourgeoisie with that hope.

The despairing passion of her last kisses had thrilled him through and through.

Poor Jenkins watched her with despairing eyes, not venturing to remonstrate.

Were not those words he had just heard the despairing imprecations of Lazarus?

Despairing, conscious only of a desire to lie down, to rest, he tried another.

Asenath could not thus leave her lost lover, in his despairing grief.

He thought of everything that could add to his despairing uncertainty.

There was none to reply—only a despairing moan from ugly lips.

Sandoz, furious, was about to reply, when a despairing oath from Claude stopped him.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Anglo-French despeir, Old French despoir, from desperer (see despair (v.)). Replaced native wanhope.

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