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despair

a feeling of hopelessness.

despair

The eighth stage in Erikson's developmental theory; the opposite of ego integrity. The individual experiences sorrow over past life events and dismay over a foreshortened life.
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Author hopes readers will find the peace they are searching for after their loss and despair with these poems
Lands of Promise and Despair is filled with letters, confessionals, proposals, petitions, and much more, allowing the reader to experience early California through the eyes of the people who lived there.
Hope and Despair THEY flee persecution, poverty and war Desperate to reach a European shore With terror on their face and tears in their eyes Many will never see another sun rise Brought together through money and greed Each one hoping to succeed In open boats packed so tight Trying to escape their desperate plight Facing angry seas and heavy skies Willing to pay a heavy price So many their lives they sacrifice They don't know what lies ahead By the time help arrives, many are dead Those that make money from their despair Send those desperate souls to perish without a care Many nations help them survive But will they be welcomed when they arrive?
Do ' n't despair if you have nothing special for | Don't despair if you have nothing special for Mum today.
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Paxman said that humour helped people feel "reconnected with the political process they so despair of.
British detectives are to be applauded for their thoroughness in examining evidence, but Kate and Gerry McCann must despair at missed leads in the hunt for their daughter, who vanished nearly seven years ago.
And Susan is in a different kind of despair about her outstanding debt to moneylender Silas Duggan.
On depression; drugs, diagnosis, and despair in a postmodern age.
Despair is the demolishing tool that destroys the work motive in man's soul and weakens the sources of strength in his body.
However, the dedicated horse breeder's elation soon turned to despair as his highly regarded bay gelding collapsed and died of a heart attack in the winners' enclosure.
Major elements are the Mountain of Despair, the Stone of Hope and the Inscription Wall.