Example sentences for: despondency

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

  • Yes, the shoot collapses into chaos and despondency.

  • In an editorial page article in the Irish Independent , commentator Chris Glennon said "an air of despondency" hung over the negotiations because nobody knows what the bottom line is for either Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams or the Protestant leader David Trimble on the decommissioning problem.

  • His mother died in 1948, however, and Rothko went into a prolonged depression, an early episode of the periodic despondency he would continue to suffer.

  • Looking again at the poetry written between 1889 and 1914, one notices the scattered petals of familiar flowers, the secondhand imagery, the automatic despondency (far too much "ancient sorrow"), the druids, fairies, hermits, and witches.

  • Japanese daily Asahi Shimbun declares that "[g]loom and despondency sum up 1998, according to the kanji chosen by the public to symbolize the year now drawing to an end.


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