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Feeling downcast and disheartened and hopeless.  Synonyms: despondency, disconsolateness, heartsickness.

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"Despondence" Quotes from Famous Books

... after the usual salutations, and having prefaced his discourse with a great deal of professed regret for Nigel's situation, sat down beside him, and composing his grotesque features into the most lugubrious despondence, began his raven song ...
— The Fortunes of Nigel • Sir Walter Scott

... interesting recollections must have been brought to his mind when in this city. It was here he passed some time in 1781, when he commanded the American light infantry in that quarter—when the British had a large army in the vicinity, and our troops were destitute of clothing, and in a state of great despondence. By his own personal influence and responsibility, he obtained a loan here for the use of his troops, which was necessary to their comfort, and served to render them in a measure contented with their situation. The address of his old friend Colonel Howard, in behalf of the Cincinnati ...
— Memoirs of General Lafayette • Lafayette

... undoubtedly embarrassed by personal enemies who controlled the Welsh vote, but the real cause of his defeat was military disasters, financial embarrassments, and the emancipation proclamation. "All our reverses, our despondence, our despairs," said Curtis, "bring us to the inevitable issue, shall not the ...
— A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3 • DeAlva Stanwood Alexander

... machination, and to brave unheard of dangers. How fearful are those I have already encountered; and how much have I to apprehend from what may yet remain! But if I am weak, the omnipotent support to which I look is strong. I will not give way to impious despondence. It has delivered, and it ...
— Imogen - A Pastoral Romance • William Godwin

... talk as they will of the pleasure that's found. When venting in verse our despondence and grief; But the pen of the poet was ne'er, I'll be bound, Half so pleasantly used as in signing a brief. In soft declarations, though rapture may lie, If the maid to appear to your suit willing be, But ah I could write till ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete • Various

Words linked to "Despondence" :   heartsickness, disconsolateness, despond, depression, despondent

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