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synonyms for despond

  • dishearten
  • sadden
  • surrender
  • give up
  • lose heart
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How to use despond in a sentence

But Mr. Parsons did not despond; he knew that owners of safes generally keep the key upon their persons.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME II (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Because he had sunk into the slough of despond, he would be heedless of the mud that gathered on his garments.
JULIAN HOMEDEAN FREDERIC W. FARRAR
"It sounds pretty bad," admitted Heavy, coming out of her momentary slough of despond.
RUTH FIELDING AT COLLEGEALICE B. EMERSON
Horses that ought to be having a mash between their ribs make riders despond.
LORD ORMONT AND HIS AMINTA, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
Through them he lifted himself out of the slough of despond, and he sought to extend a helping hand to others.
MARK TWAIN, A BIOGRAPHY, 1835-1910, COMPLETEALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
Israel, on the other hand, seemed to be sinking deeper and deeper into the slough of despond.
CHAPTERS ON JEWISH LITERATUREISRAEL ABRAHAMS
"Hyde and the rest of those babies have returned to their duty," continued Monroe, who was always the first to despond.
DOWN THE RHINEOLIVER OPTIC
Having got my head above this slough of despond, I feel quite inclined to tell you how much pleasure your letter gave me.
GEORGE ELIOT'S LIFE, VOL. I (OF 3)GEORGE ELIOT
Accustomed from his childhood to a desert life and its sanguinary tragedies, he was not the man to despond and despair easily.
THE TRAPPER'S DAUGHTERGUSTAVE AIMARD
You've no reason to despond, for your husband will return tomorrow or the day after; while I—look at me, Maria!
THE BURGOMASTER'S WIFE, COMPLETEGEORG EBERS
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