Example sentences for: despair

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

  • Gore's central claim--that the environment is at risk of being irrevocably despoiled--is merely a displacement of his personal despair.

  • Kruger and Dunning's finding also calls to mind the quotation from Soren Kierkegaard's The Sickness Unto Death that serves as the epigraph to Walker Percy's novel The Moviegoer : "[T]he specific character of despair is precisely this: it is unaware of being 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.

  • It is important not to shrug our shoulders in despair over the current state of our election process but, rather, to actively seek and support real solutions which can revitalize American democracy.

  • 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.


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