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How to use despondency in a sentence

We recollect sharing in the despondency, and even despair, which paralysed our party.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
She felt she had been childish and unwise the night before in giving herself over to despondency.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
There was no despondency when she fell asleep that night; nor was there hope when she awoke in the morning.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
From the councillors down to the humblest settlers all was despondency and discontent.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
Her reins and her heart were all gone—was not that enough to cause those fits of despondency of which she complained?
WOMEN OF MODERN FRANCEHUGO P. THIEME
But he did not know the bitter fountain of despondency whence flowed those naphthaline streams of passion.
JULIAN HOMEDEAN FREDERIC W. FARRAR
The short delay of my answer, you must ascribe on this occasion not to lazyness but to despondency.
PRIVATE LETTERS OF EDWARD GIBBON (1753-1794) VOLUME 1 (OF 2)EDWARD GIBBON
The small face of her friend had sunk from its ecstasy to its sullen suffering, its despondency, its doubt.
THE CREATORSMAY SINCLAIR
The letters from thence express despondency and fears (which for us are hopes) of several other ships.
PRIVATE LETTERS OF EDWARD GIBBON (1753-1794) VOLUME 1 (OF 2)EDWARD GIBBON
I cannot tell you how hopelessly or fearfully I suffered, or what depths of despondency and despair and blackness I was cast into.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
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WORDS RELATED TO DESPONDENCY

  • agony
  • anguish
  • anxiety
  • concern
  • dejection
  • depression
  • desolation
  • despair
  • despondency
  • discomfort
  • disconsolateness
  • distraction
  • distress
  • fear
  • gloom
  • grief
  • heartache
  • melancholy
  • misery
  • pain
  • pang
  • sorrow
  • torture
  • trouble
  • unhappiness
  • worry
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