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There was also the doom-and-gloom despair, the despondency that prevailed in the place.
The problem is, each experiences it in isolation, which only exacerbates the sense of hopelessness and despair.
So don't despair, the right partner will come along eventually; it's just a matter of being in the right place at the right time.
One can only despair, and try to prepare for a diminished future.
But today in our literature, and especially in our theater, we're in danger of running despair into the ground.
Associative leaps prevail, and soon the narrator winds up in a fit of existential despair.
Hope is oxygen to someone who is suffocating on despair.
But if you never attended a liberal-arts college, don't despair.
The despair is what I find truly painful to read.
Today as we leave Yale a sense of frustration and despair overwhelms us.
And despair coupled with indifference is often the source of destructive rebellion against the fabric of society.
All I know is that my mind was totally preoccupied with an intense despair.
When faced with hardpan, many gardeners despair, believing they must remove the entire hardpan.
Don't despair about the number of candles on your cake.
His directorial debut comes packed with the usual existential despair, absurdist humor, and intellectual mischief.
For those not used to working in disasters the first week is chaotic, filled with stories of heroism and despair.
If you're staring to despair that only insiders can make it big in fraud, never fear.
If you have little kids at home, you may despair of having remote control building sets for them to play with.
Whatever to call it, let the naysayers form their own reality-based metaphors for darkness and despair.
Don't despair if the cake stubbornly refuses to come out of the pan.
He said he understood the demonstrators' suffering, and their despair.
But that does not necessarily mean that he or others despair for the country.
Three decades later, gold is once again thriving on despair.
Its cities do have pockets of despair, but neither slums nor ghettos.
Nonetheless, the bigger mining firms are far from despair.
Any actor who doesn't want to reek of despair should avoid such self-mockery at all costs.
Since then, the continent's financial woes have kept our cover designer busy conjuring up various ways to depict doom and despair.
If you have waited until the last minute to book a room, or you find that your own reservation has been given away, don't despair.
Our writing group emerged five years ago from despair, confessed on the sidewalk by three discouraged academics.
If your practice interview doesn't go well, don't despair.
My policies cause much anguish and despair among some students, much gnashing of teeth and rending of garments.
If you do succeed in getting through to them and they realize the dream isn't going to happen, they can collapse in despair.
They take this situation for granted, and when the system crashes and remains down for several weeks, some are driven to despair.
But criticism doesn't have to be all theory and jargon, not does skepticism equal despair.
He tried, and he tried, but at last had to give up in despair.
Our destiny offers, not the cup of despair, but the chalice of opportunity.
It may already be plunging many inner cities into a despair not seen for decades.
There he encountered a prevailing intellectual atmosphere of anti-technological despair.
He believed the lack of water had led to his prolonged post-book-tour despair.
Fans fumed and screamed, then filed out in silent despair.
Helplessness and despair were the main responses to the blackened craters and scattered cinders behind their back yards.
At some point the brain, in order to avoid despair, begins to shut down.
Yes, and you can't be in an active state of despair for long periods and still function.
They will refuse to yield to the despair of animal mortality.
Her sagging posture and dull gaze echoed her despair.
Doctors once called this condition involutional melancholia-the deep, deep despair of old age.
It would be easy to close our eyes or to give up in despair.
Wrong, it takes extreme despair to overcome our survival instincts.
And this despair is characteristic of suicide everywhere.
At night she often found herself mulling over the despair that had crept into her waking hours.
She missed them terribly, and as time went on she began to despair.
If you watch the news it's pretty easy to despair for our future.
Look at what science and technology has done to bring prosperity to what was once despair in so many regions of the world.
And then there was his inability to comprehend the despair and self-negation he inflicted on others.
But a newspaper, pumping its inky current of despair, might serve as well.
Its backdrop is despair, but the foreground action has the silvery zest of a comedy.
The story describes the empty despair of suburbia, the lack of meaningful existence, of romance and human dignity.
Look at her expression and you see intimations of an entirely justified despair.
As in years past, the festival is sold out, but don't despair: there will be a line for returns before each performance.
Video-game designers seek a sweet spot where players feel challenge but not despair.
The characters were sheltered in their expat circle, turned in on themselves, pondering private landscapes of despair.
In a climate of political rage and economic despair, nihilism plays a lot better.
Those who are now suffocating in cynicism and despair will be able to breathe freely.
Friends and family despair as a once promising life is wasted on dead-end jobs and long nights by the candle in a drafty garret.
But nobody, not even her family, seemed to have the slightest inkling of the depth of her despair.
Everyone in her camp was exhausted and close to despair.
She wanted, out of a kind of mysterious vindictiveness born of despair, to torture us with her torture.
The deaths of two of his children and the difficulty of finding work drove him into despair and fits of rage.
The book is possessed by an immeasurable, unrelenting despair.
Surely confronting the past, without either self-delusion or despair, is a start.
But beneath this mania and whimsy lurks a deeper despair.
Their despair at the occupation only grows, as does their determination to resist it.
There are hundreds of writers waiting in varying stages of despair for their phone to ring.
These songs pull listeners two ways: they make you want to dance and to despair.
Action is the antidote to apathy and cynicism and despair.
But relationship status doesn't have to be a source of confusion and despair.
Sobs start slowly, soft hiccups of distress escalating into wails of despair.
Romance may have to wait, but don't despair, it's not far off on the horizon.
Ask students for their ideas on how to convey the theme of despair.
Given the myriad problems of authenticity and reliability surrounding the interviews, one might despair of using them at all.

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