DESPONDENT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DESPONDENT
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despondent
 a.  unhappy and with no hope or enthusiasm
Classic Sentence: (53 in 4 pages)
1  She hid her eyes with a shudder, beholding herself at the entrance of that ever-narrowing perspective down which she had seen Miss Silverton's dowdy figure take its despondent way.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
2  The despondent frame of mind in which she had left home began again to overtake her, and she remembered that she wished to find Mademoiselle Reisz.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XX
3  Edna had intended to be indifferent and as reserved as he when she met him; she had reached the determination by a laborious train of reasoning, incident to one of her despondent moods.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXXVI
4  Others spoke of tattered and eternally hungry men who fired despondent powders.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 1
5  He was despondent and sullen, and threw shifting glances about him.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 2
6  The procession of weary soldiers became a bedraggled train, despondent and muttering, marching with churning effort in a trough of liquid brown mud under a low, wretched sky.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 24
7  Be patient, Jo, don't get despondent or do rash things, write to me often, and be my brave girl, ready to help and cheer all.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SIXTEEN
8  "Never," she answered, with a despondent but decided air.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE
9  "I did fail, say what you will, for Jo wouldn't love me," began Laurie, leaning his head on his hand in a despondent attitude.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE
10  Your habitual expression in those days, Jane, was a thoughtful look; not despondent, for you were not sickly; but not buoyant, for you had little hope, and no actual pleasure.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
11  All I see has made me thankful, not despondent.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
12  Memory brought madness with it, and when I thought of what had passed, a real insanity possessed me; sometimes I was furious and burnt with rage, sometimes low and despondent.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 22
13  He expressed great alarm at his pastor's state of health, but was anxious to attempt the cure, and, if early undertaken, seemed not despondent of a favourable result.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In IX. THE LEECH
14  It's very strange,' said Mr. Dick, with a despondent look upon his papers, and with his hand among his hair again, 'that I never can get that quite right.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14. MY AUNT MAKES UP HER MIND ABOUT ME
15  Alexey Alexandrovitch sat down, and with a despondent and suffering face watched the nurse walking to and fro.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 19
Example Sentence:
1  There are times when it is hard not to feel despondent.
2  He became/grew increasingly despondent when she failed to return his phone calls.
3  To the dismay of his parents, William became seriously despondent after he broke up with Jan; they despaired of finding a cure for his gloom.
4  Long despondent, there are signs, however, that there is a rising confidence within Labour's ranks, on the back of a few poor days campaigning for the Conservatives.