Example sentences for: despairing

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

  • He now slips in and out of lucidity before his despairing, Italian-born wife, Rezia (Amelia Bullmore); like Clarissa, he is haunted by the lack of permanence in all things.

  • The Holocaust, for instance, does not simply inspire the characters' large, despairing gestures; it filters into their casual foreplay: "Do you remember how we once turned on the gas and sat in the bathtub together?"

  • He played in a Beatles-style band, then embraced the viola out of the despairing recognition that, on the guitar, he would never match the fireworks of Jimi Hendrix, his idol.

  • Hence the despairing talk about "the permanence of racism," "the myth of black progress," and "the coming race war."

  • La Stampa , in a front-page comment, called it "a punch in the stomach," comparing it to other sadly unforgettable photos such as those of the dead Che Guevara, the napalm-burnt little girl during the Vietnam War, and the despairing Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro as a prisoner of the Red Brigades.


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