Examples of despairing in a Sentence
despairing predictions regarding the effects of global overpopulation
despairing applicants need to be reminded that most students are eventually accepted somewhere
Recent Examples of despairing from the Web
Oakley doesn’t sing it with Jessie Mueller’s breathy, almost unbearable fragility; Oakley’s Jenna is harder and arguably even more lost – less dazed and confused than despairing and done.
The growing divisiveness of American politics has energized the left and right, but is causing political centrists to become ever more enervated and despairing.
Two weeks after Per Se opened, another fire destroyed the kitchen, and a despairing Keller had to be talked out of breaking his lease.
Shot on location at a community retreat (and, briefly, at a hotel that was featured in Werner Herzog's Fitzcarraldo), this unique effort is an alternately optimistic and despairing look at the ongoing clash of global cultures.
His mesmerizing, acid soliloquies on clock repairing and climate despairing and small-town farce have no analogue in fiction.
Belgium international Steven Defour stepped up and sublimely curled the ball over the wall and into the top corner, past De Gea's despairing dive.
But don't overlook a despairing howl into the unfeeling night.
Koestler’s view of confession as a despairing act of loyalty to the Party nonetheless offers imaginative insight into Communist ideology.
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First Known Use of despairing
blue, brokenhearted, crestfallen, dejected, depressed, disconsolate, doleful, down, downcast, downhearted, gloomy, glum, hangdog, heartbroken, heartsick, heartsore, inconsolable, joyless, low, low-spirited, melancholy, miserable, mournful, sad, saddened, sorrowful, sorry, unhappy, woebegone, woeful, wretched;
Synonym Discussion of despairing
- despondent about yet another rejection
- despairing appeals for the return of the kidnapped child
- one last desperate attempt to turn the tide of battle
- the situation of the trapped miners is hopeless
DESPAIRING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of despairing for English Language Learners
: feeling very sad and without hope : showing or feeling despair
DESPAIRING Defined for Kids
Definition of despairing for Students
- a despairing voice
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