For every cigarette, there is a lollipop, and for every act of violence or despair, there is a moment of sheer comic absurdity.
despair, on the other hand, creates no circuit of dependency.
I highly doubt that anyone not already in a state of despair would look to war as an antidote to Godlessness.
The left has a weakness for despair, the right, for delusion.
In short, it is a struggle between liberty and tyranny, justice and oppression, hope and despair.
There is no accounting for tastes, we say, and in saying that we despair of progress in the arts.
There was anguish in the cry torn from the girl's throat in the sudden access of despair.
The crowd, delirious, cries and sobs in a paroxysm of despair.
The unfortunate victim of the law came perilously close to despair then.
But we need not, therefore, despair of writing criticism of literature and art.
early 14c., from stem of Old French desperer "be dismayed, lose hope, despair," from Latin desperare "to despair, to lose all hope," from de- "without" + sperare "to hope," from spes "hope" (see speed). Related: Despaired; despairing; despairingly.
c.1300, from Anglo-French despeir, Old French despoir, from desperer (see despair (v.)). Replaced native wanhope.