Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. despeiren, dispeiren, OF. desperer, fr. L. desperare,; de-, + sperare, to hope; akin to spes, hope, and perh. to spatium, space, E. space, speed,; cf. OF. espeir, hope, F. espoir,. Cf. Prosper Desperate
Thus were fortunately captured two whales, both of which had been despaired of.
"Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy" by Anonymous
This drives her to despair.
"The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 3, February, 1851" by Various
This blow was so sudden that the young man abandoned himself to despair.
"The Son of Monte Christo" by Jules Lermina
The joy of Azgid's life seemed now to have fled, and he was suddenly immersed in deep despair.
"Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers" by Various
It was the calmness of despair.
"The Dodge Club" by James De Mille
She made a pitiful gesture of despair.
"The Explorer" by W. Somerset Maugham
Leon did not know that when he left her in despair, she rose after he had gone to see him in the street.
"Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert
But he could see nothing, and for a few minutes he began to give way to a feeling of despair.
"Hunting the Skipper" by George Manville Fenn
He was not one to yield easily to despair; and yet despair was now upon him.
"The Giraffe Hunters" by Mayne Reid
It was wrung from me by despair.
"The Quadroon" by Mayne Reid
I said unto the wind and rain,
"Regret, and hope despair hath slain."
"Woman’s Portion" by Madison Julius Cawein
Why talk as in despair?
Just God, whose rod I kiss,
Did not make thee so fair
To end thy life at this.
"The Dead Child" by Victor James Daley
The gods have heard my song!
My love's despairing cry
Filled hell with melody,--
And the gods heard my song.
"Eurydice" by Sophie Margaret Hensley
Thou seest how poor a thing am I,
Yet hear, whate'er I be;
Despairing of my will, I cry,
Be God enough to me.
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
But the world's before me now,
Why should I despair?
I will not spend my days in vain,
I will not linger here!
"Verses" by Anne Bronte
They have to stand about in mud
And cold fit for despair,
But I have made a ruddy pile
From profits on hot air.
"Alf’s Eleventh Bit" by Ezra Pound
She has truly turned her moments of despair into moments of empowerment, and has the opportunity to share that with others.
And many boats from further south are also attacking the offshore waters so do not despair — simply dress for the occasion and go catch some fine-eating fish .
"It was a battlefield of despair, the place where soldiers went to die in the mud," Cook says.
Grief, despair don't trump gratitude .
Grief , despair don't trump gratitude.
Hoover 's political warfare drove his Cold War counterpart, Allen Dulles, the CIA's chief from 1953 to 1961, to deep despair.
It's unremarkable that Republicans and assorted Obama haters reacted to the Supreme Court ruling on health care yesterday with a combination of despair and spitting anger.
BEDFORD — There is no time for Bedford North Lawrence to wallow in the despair of its 65-45 loss Friday night at Columbus East.
Faith in Jesus Christ 's sacrifice for humanity pulls people out of the pit of despair and sin, and enables them to return eventually into God's presence, the new general president of the all-women LDS Relief Society said Saturday.
FORT WORTH — Playwright Charlayne Woodard pulls hope out of despair in Flight.
As India and Pakistan begin talks on improving relations, the people of disputed Kashmir are torn between hope, anger and despair.
One Source Valley's Fastest Man Giants Despair 1 Mile Run Results.
Edgar, in monologue, decides his maligned state is better than hypocritical flattery, and that hope always follows despair.
A dim wasteland in which two barely discernible figures slowly tangle and roll apart and tangle again in a contest between desire and despair.
Despair Overwhelmed Former South Korean Leader Embroiled in Scandal.
In the long run G¨odel’s interpretations of incompleteness prevailed: the Incompleteness Theorems neither rejected the notion of formal system (quite the opposite) nor caused despair over the imposed limitations; they just re-aﬃrmed the creative power of human reason.
Incompleteness, Complexity, Randomness and Beyond
Given the plethora of possible statistics, one might despair as to which to use, especially if they give conﬂicting results.
Information criteria for astrophysical model selection
Those who developed OQT (Heisenberg, Bohr, Born and others) despaired of solving the quantum wave/particle dilemma (required for understanding) and, as a result, developed OQT, not as a theory about quantum systems per se, but rather as a theory about the results of performing measurements on such systems.
Do We Need a Scientific Revolution?
This is not a situation to despair of, because stars were in a similar situation for 20 years (Lawrence 1987).
Tests of a Structure for Quasars
The long-standing nature of this diﬃculty has driven some physicists to a state of intellectual despair, wherein they conclude that a crisis exists in physics which might be called the crisis of the split brain.
Quantum Gravity in Everyday Life: General Relativity as an Effective Field Theory