Example sentences for: despair

How can you use “despair” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • William Cowper, an 18 th -century Protestant, may be best known for tormented, eloquent poems of religious fervor and despair.

  • The despair of the Albanian civilians Milosevic's troops have targeted is everywhere in USAT 's on-the-ground front section "cover story."

  • The war in Yugoslavia continued to eclipse all other news across Europe Wednesday, with the Guardian of London leading its front page: "Day 21: more bombs, more death, more despair."

  • A piece argues that smaller schools might be an antidote to the gargantuan high schools where adolescents anonymously drift into deep trouble and despair.

  • Up until the 17th century you could call yourself anything you liked in France (which makes you wonder what the ancestors of today's Bastards and Turds were thinking of), but in these more prosaic and regulated times a number of ordinary everyday factors is gradually eroding this part of the patrimoine . The French, to the despair of every government since the Revolution of 1789, are notoriously good at not having babies, and even then half the production at any given time are girls who do not usually pass on their names when they marry.


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