English version

despairing

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdespairingde‧spair‧ing /dɪˈspeərɪŋ $ -ˈsper-/ adjective  HOPE#showing a feeling that you have no hope at alldespairing cry/look/sigh etc She gave me a last despairing look.despairingly adverb
Examples from the Corpus
despairingWe are disappointed with the rate of progress, but we are not despairing.With every day that passed he became ever more despairing and hopeless as messengers brought him reports of the army's casualties.To Lily, something almost despairing came from the child.Her mouth opened and after a few moments a strange ululation sounded, a despairing cry, a death cry.The despairing, faithless, gaping, horrified wife looked down at her lover, and knew that he was dead.One is no longer the hopeful or the despairing guest: one is host in the house of oneself.At the door he turned and gave me a last despairing look and I saw him no more.Once she glanced at her watch and, with a despairing sigh, realised it wasn't even midnight yet.None was more despairing than Otto, for if the pope died Otto's position would be immediately weakened.despairing cry/look/sigh etcHe sighed a deep, despairing sigh.Unable to resist a look in the mirror, she gave a despairing sigh.Her mouth opened and after a few moments a strange ululation sounded, a despairing cry, a death cry.At the door he turned and gave me a last despairing look and I saw him no more.She turned on taps that emitted nothing but a despairing sigh and she laughed.Once she glanced at her watch and, with a despairing sigh, realised it wasn't even midnight yet.
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