Definition of Desponded

1. Verb. (past of despond) ¹



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Definition of Desponded

1. despond [v] - See also: despond

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Desponded

despites
despiting
despitous
despoil
despoilation
despoiled
despoiler
despoilers
despoiling
despoilment
despoilments
despoils
despoliation
despoliations
despond
desponded (current term)
despondence
despondences
despondencies
despondency
despondent
despondently
desponder
desponders
desponding
despondingly
desponds
desponsage
desponsate
desponsated

Literary usage of Desponded

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1. The Ante-Nicene Fathers: Translations of the Writings of the Fathers Down to by Alexander Roberts, James Donaldson, Arthur Cleveland Coxe, Ernest Cushing Richardson, Allan Menzies, Bernhard Pick (1903)
"... capable of seeing his magnitude, desponded,7 and almost suffered dissolution, had not some one,—he whom he calls Horos, to wit,—sent to invigorate him, ..."

2. Report of the Proceedings by Church congress (1877)
"It is said that the preacher himself desponded-—not wisely, perhaps, but desponded—of the result on the minds of the cultured audience to whom it was his ..."

3. Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856: From Gales and by United States Congress, Thomas Hart Benton (1858)
"What, sir, said Mr. M., would have become of Rome, had she desponded when Hannibal defeated her armies? She rose npon it and became the mistress of the ..."

4. Richard Baird Smith: The Leader of the Delhi Heroes in 1857. Private by Henry Meredith Vibart (1897)
"... 1883, in which he said:— "In spite of wretched health Wilson did his best, and that considering the circumstances, it is no wonder if he desponded. ..."

5. A History of the Indian Mutiny: And of the Disturbances which Accompanied it by Thomas Rice Holmes (1904)
"That he desponded is certainly not wonderful: but, as Baird Smith sal others whose health was as bad as his did not despond, ..."

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