Example sentences for: despairing

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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?"

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