01. Sometimes I [despair] that I will never find my true love.
02. Her face was full of [despair] after she heard of the death of her mother.
03. They looked [despairingly] upon the remains of the burnt-out church.
04. Frodo and Sam were filled with [despair] when they reached the gates of Mordor.
05. He went through a period of [despair] after his wife left him.
06. Her family [despaired] for her when she went missing while travelling in South America.
07. There was a mood of [despair] in the coffee room after the company announced they would be laying off 40 staff.
08. After months of drought the farmers began to [despair] that they would lose everything.
09. Her son is often in trouble with the law and is the [despair] of the family.
10. The old woman cried in [despair] when her husband collapsed on the street.
11. Gandhi once said, "When I [despair], I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won."
12. Alexandre Dumas once observed that only a man who has felt ultimate [despair] is capable of feeling ultimate bliss.
13. Agatha Christie once said, "I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, [despairingly], acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing."
14. Christopher Fry once remarked that comedy is an escape, not from truth but from [despair]; a narrow escape into faith.
15. George Eliot once suggested that what we call our [despair] is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.
16. Jonathon Raban once remarked that football games have the glory and the [despair] of war.
17. An Italian proverb suggests that the person who lives by hope will die by [despair].
18. George Bernard Shaw once remarked that he who has never hoped can never [despair].
19. Joan Baez once suggested that action is the antidote to [despair].
20. Benjamin Hooks once stated that black men who have succeeded have an obligation to serve as role models for young men entrapped by a vicious cycle of poverty, [despair], and hopelessness.
21. H. G. Wells once said, "When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not [despair] for the future of the human race."
22. Graham Greene once said that [despair] is the price one pays for setting oneself an impossible aim.
23. Edmund Burke once advised, "Never [despair]; but if you do, work on in [despair]."

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