Here I heard the sound of a cow-bell, which imparted a gleam of hope to my desponding mind.
“If I could do such and such a thing,” sighs the desponding youth.
Fear not, ye maids, who love to hear me speak; Let no desponding tears bedim your cheek!
In the darkest days he was able to cheer and encourage the desponding.
Oswald, raised in a moment from the desponding invalid to a terrifying ministrant of retributive justice.
There is a desponding melancholy in the run of the last line!
The strength and spirits of the desponding adventurer were very essentially revived by this encouragement.
Since the death of that son she has been a desolate, desponding woman, always bewailing him.
The desponding successor of the Gregorys and the Clements knew not where to look for aid in that crisis of peril and revolution.
His clothes, which were shabby, hung round him in desponding folds.