Usage Examples for DESPAIRING

  1. The enemy, despairing of holding the place, had blown up their powder magazine, situated upon the edge of the water at the mouth of a ravine, near where the buildings of the Great Western Railway now stand. - "The Niagara River" by Archer Butler Hulbert
  2. Copley made a despairing gesture. - "The Monk of Hambleton" by Armstrong Livingston
  3. Ashamed and despairing, he had almost lacked the courage to face Mrs. Gray. - "Brewster's Millions" by George Barr McCutcheon
  4. He had no aim now, but instinct drove him towards the mountains, the retreat of the lost and despairing. - "Kai Lung's Golden Hours" by Ernest Bramah Commentator: Hilaire Belloc
  5. " It puts us out of the race," was Harry's despairing cry. - "The Boy Aviators' Treasure Quest" by Captain Wilbur Lawton (pseudonym for John Henry Goldfrap)