Example sentences for: despairing

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

  • ) A writer travels to Baghdad and finds Iraqis despairing: Food and jobs are scarce, travel is impossible, and internal security is overbearing.

  • 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.

  • I recall to my credit that, when she was despairing of ever doing anything more with her life and muttered, You can't teach an old dog new tricks, I cheered her up by flatly opposing her: It's never too late to learn.

  • Serb twentysomethings are both despairing and corrupt.

  • 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.


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