Example sentences for: despair

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

  • What did you think of the Dementors, those elegantly symbolic, bone-chilling villains in the latest, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ? They guard Azkaban, the wizard prison, by sucking hope from the prisoners, leaving them in a state of icy despair, as good a description of depression as I've ever read.

  • of, relating to, characteristic of, or resembling the late-19 th -century literary and artistic climate of sophistication, escapism, extreme aestheticism, world-weariness, and fashionable 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.

  • For example, your book starts with the story of Arthur's meeting in 1987 with Al Fishlow at Berkeley, in which Fishlow supposedly said, "We know that increasing returns can't exist"--and Arthur went away in despair over the unwillingness of economists to think the unthinkable.

  • (Rainy-Day Fun: Match your favorite New Yorker writer with his/her body type and look of despair.

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