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Though it doesn’t wrap up with anything close to a happy ending, it’s more galvanizing than it is despairing.
He tried the effect of ridicule on the wretched and despairing Louis; and to one of his arguments, he at last extorted a reply.
On landing, the old prince, trembling from top to toe, with despairing glance clutched the arm of the Governor for protection.
When she could hold a pen in her hand, she sent a despairing letter to Madame Valmonde.
His art brings rest and tranquillity to the wearied and despairing, and she did not speak again until they had reached the house.
THE FIFTH STRING  JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
Being to leeward, they could hear despairing cries distinctly, and four or five human beings were seen clinging to the side.
This acknowledgment, which might pass for the despairing cry of an innocent man, made his interrogator stare.
THE CIRCULAR STUDYANNA KATHARINE GREEN
So might a despairing soul beat against the gates of hell and summon the devil to single combat.
The last word was accompanied with such an outburst of despairing sobs that Frederick turned pale and trembled from head to foot.
Suddenly a shriek of agony, louder and more despairing than the former, was heard a short distance off.
THE BORDER RIFLESGUSTAVE AIMARD

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