Synonyms for DESPAIRING

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)