Definition of Desponding

1. Verb. (present participle of despond) ¹



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Definition of Desponding

1. despond [v] - See also: despond

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Desponding

despoilment
despoilments
despoils
despoliation
despoliations
despond
desponded
despondence
despondences
despondencies
despondency
despondent
despondently
desponder
desponders
desponding (current term)
despondingly
desponds
desponsage
desponsate
desponsated
desponsates
desponsating
desponsation
desponsories
desponsory
desport
desported
desporting
desports

Literary usage of Desponding

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1. The Greville Memoirs: A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV., King by Charles Greville (1903)
"... Evening at the Tuileries—Opening of the Legislative Chamber-Lord Cowley's desponding Views—The Austrian Proposals—Bitterness in French Society—Necessity ..."

2. The Life and Times of Martin Van Buren: The Correspondence of His Friends by William Lyon Mackenzie (1846)
"VG, desponding, ELECTIONEERING, BRIBING AND BARGAINING. 23"? TO-ir sleep on mv account. ... Marcy desponding—is terrified at the ..."

3. History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France: From the by William Francis Patrick Napier (1839)
"Slate of Lisbon—Embargo on the vessels in the river—Factious conduct of the patriarch The desponding letters from the army—Base policy of the ministers ..."

4. The Popular History of England by Charles Knight (1880)
"His desponding letter.— Heights of Abraham.—Death of Wolfe.—Quebec surrendered.—Hawke's victory in Quiberon li.iy.—Death of George the Second. ..."

5. The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa by David Livingstone (1875)
"Livingstone becomes desponding. April 1st, 1871.—THE banks are well peopled, but one must see the gathering at the market, of about three ..."

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