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Despair

See also Futility.
Detection, Crime (See SLEUTHING.)
Destiny (See FATE.)
Achitophel
hanged himself from despair when his advice went unheeded. [O.T.: II Samuel 17:23]
Aram, Eugene
scholar murders from pressure of poverty. [Br. Lit.: Eugene Aram]
Bowery, the
Manhattan skid row for alcoholics. [Am. Hist.: Hart, 97]
Giant Despair
imprisons Christian and Hopeful in Doubting Castle. [Br. Lit.: Pilgrim’s Progress]
Hrothgar
Danish king desperately distressed by warrior-killing monster. [Br. Lit.: Beowulf]
Maurya
mother loses six sons in the sea. [Br. Lit.: Riders to the Sea]
Melusina
fairy who despaired when husband discovered secret. [Fr. Folklore: Brewer Handbook, 695]
Narcissus
wastes away yearning to kiss reflection of himself. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Handbook, 745; Rom. Lit.: Metamorphoses]
Slough of Despond
bog enmiring and discouraging Christian. [Br. Lit.: Pilgrim’s Progress]
Sullivan brothers
mother despairs over losing her five sons in WWII (1942). [Am. Hist.: Facts (1943), 106]
Tristram
or Tristan falsely told that Iseult is not coming to save him from fatal poisoning, he dies of despair. [Medieval Legend: Brewer Dictionary]
Waiting for Godot
tramps consider hanging themselves because Godot has failed to arrive to set things straight. [Anglo-French Drama: Samuel Beckett Waiting for Godot in Magill III, 1113]
References in classic literature ?
Ungrateful, cruel, coy, and fair, Was she that drove him to despair, And Love hath made her his ally For spreading wide his tyranny.
Then I spurred on my animal, striving so to forget the world, my fears, and more than all, myself--or, in a more desperate fashion, I alighted and threw myself on the grass, weighed down by horror and despair.
Two doctors, a priest, and several neighbors came into the room, bringing all that was necessary to save the poor couple and calm their despair.
by Peter Renton, Lydiate Don't Despair DON'T despair of your tomorrow, It may not be a time of sorrow.
No community or academic library political, linguistics or sociology collection should be without Optimism Over Despair.
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, the Hope Committee of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Forum (TAGKF) commenced its activities with the aim of turning the communitys despair, fear and frustration to optimism at all levels.
Their overall suggestion is very much in the tradition of Emile Durkheim (1897): People despair when their material and social circumstances are below what they had expected.
On Monday, he wrote that he was "in despair at this catastrophe" that has befallen a party he's been in for 50 years.
Lands of Promise and Despair is filled with letters, confessionals, proposals, petitions, and much more, allowing the reader to experience early California through the eyes of the people who lived there.
Hope and Despair THEY flee persecution, poverty and war Desperate to reach a European shore With terror on their face and tears in their eyes Many will never see another sun rise Brought together through money and greed Each one hoping to succeed In open boats packed so tight Trying to escape their desperate plight Facing angry seas and heavy skies Willing to pay a heavy price So many their lives they sacrifice They don't know what lies ahead By the time help arrives, many are dead Those that make money from their despair Send those desperate souls to perish without a care Many nations help them survive But will they be welcomed when they arrive?
Despair was the topic under discussion as my freshman English students were doing presentations on Elie Wiesel's memoir Night.
Do ' n't despair if you have nothing special for | Don't despair if you have nothing special for Mum today.