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His campaign was ready to sue over “anything suspicious,” and “a lot of things have been suspicious so far,” but he wouldn't let his voters get despondent.
THE TRAILER: AS CALIFORNIA RECALL VOTE NEARS, REPUBLICANS READY TO BLAME 'SHENANIGANS' FOR NEWSOM WINDAVID WEIGELSEPTEMBER 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The church “was my haven,” Archbishop Bean recalled in a 1992 interview with the Los Angeles Times, but the pastor “didn’t have an answer” and left him feeling despondent.
CARL BEAN, MINISTER AND AIDS ACTIVIST WHO SANG ‘I WAS BORN THIS WAY,’ DIES AT 77HARRISON SMITHSEPTEMBER 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
I spoke with Bailey last month, when he was still in Jamaica, and he was despondent, watching his former world in Virginia move along without him.
THE COUNTRY HE FOUGHT FOR SENT HIM INTO EXILE. BUT THIS VETERAN FINALLY CAME HOME.PETULA DVORAKAUGUST 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
They left the Arctic with a message of encouragement to the world not to feel despondent about climate change but to take action.
HOW CLIMATE CHANGE SCIENCE HAS CHANGED DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONSJENNIFER DUGGANJULY 14, 2021TIME
With over 80 million people—more than twice the size of Canada’s population—my birth place and where I grew up well into my teenage years has one of the youngest and most educated, yet disillusioned and despondent societies in the region.
IRAN IS TOO OFTEN VIEWED THROUGH THE LENS OF OUR RULERS. TRY LOOKING THROUGH THE EYES OF OUR PEOPLETARA KANGARLOUJUNE 18, 2021TIME
It was spot on, and it underscored why my mom, who came to America in 1968, has been truly despondent about our nation for the first time in more than half a century.
IT’S PRAGUE ON THE POTOMAC, AS WE WEARILY WAIT FOR A SHOT AT THE VACCINEPETULA DVORAKFEBRUARY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Her tone was despondent, her face was drawn and blanched, and her eyes gave evidence of weeping.
THE FIFTH STRING  JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
So inert, despondent, and lethargic a moment before, he now seemed full to overflowing of life and animation.
THE SEVEN CARDINAL SINS: ENVY AND INDOLENCEEUGNE SUE
"Oh, Mr. Meadows, that is too far for the naked eye to see," was the despondent reply.
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO MENDCHARLES READE
He would have been despondent, but his soldier's training had taught him that no situation is hopeless as long as life lasts.
UNCLE SAM'S BOYS AS LIEUTENANTSH. IRVING HANCOCK
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WORDS RELATED TO DESPONDENT

  • at end of one's rope
  • back to the wall
  • can't win
  • dead duck
  • despairing
  • despondent
  • downcast
  • forlorn
  • futile
  • gone
  • goner
  • hard up
  • in the soup
  • in the toilet
  • inconsolable
  • irrecoverable
  • irremediable
  • irretrievable
  • no chance
  • no-win
  • running out of time
  • sad
  • sunk
  • up against it
  • up the creek
  • useless
  • vain
  • wretched
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