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
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Miguel Trauco burst into the box and squeezed a pass through to Guerrero, whose shot took a deflection off Mark Milligan and past the despairing dive of Matt Ryan.
Bale swiveled and, with his back turned to goal, acrobatically leaped into the air before swinging his boot and smashing it over his own head and past Karius’ despairing dive.
The ball somehow evaded both Wilson and Seeler, but Weber slid in at the right hand post and lifted the ball over the despairing arms of Banks.
As Nassar continued to treat patients, Ms. Maroney grew even more despairing as each day passed without the doctor’s arrest, her father says.
However, despite the despairing loss of both the game and their veteran midfield enforcer, the Frenchman admitted the performance of Iborra's replacement, Hamza Choudhury, was a silver lining.
Even on this despairing level of fly-by-night filmmaking, Ulmer's treatment remains resolutely personal, and the film, though visually slack, emerges as something terse, resourceful, and expressively icy.
Ernesto Valderde's team came out happy to control and impose themselves on a despairing Malaga side in the second half, with the visitors content to take their foot off the pedal somewhat.
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.
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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
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