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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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2/3387)Lay your despairs before Him, that ye may escape from irremediable pain.
On the other hand, Despair is disappointment and fear (Dehkhoda Loghatname, [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.
Indeed, no one despairs of relief from Allah except the disbelieving people.
Despair is the demolishing tool that destroys the work motive in man's soul and weakens the sources of strength in his body.
SKY HIGH Z City boss Roberto Mancini parties as Fergie despairs, left
But joy turned to despair in an instant for Sir Alex Ferguson and his side as just 13 seconds after their game ended Sergio Aguero scored for the Sky Blues in the 94th minute.
The first abyss separating self and God is sin--the absolute difference; but here in "the second severance" the self despairs over despair (sin).
When the sinner despairs of the forgiveness of sins, it is almost as if he walked right up to God and said, 'No, there is no forgiveness of sins, it is impossible,' and it looks like close combat.
But even though Psalm 22 ends on a note of praise and confidence, it should not be overlooked that in about one-half of the verses the psalmist despairs of his fate and pleads for help.
The text that we are examining in this article is but one of seven or eight texts in which Jeremiah struggles with his relationship to God--swinging back and forth between confidence and doubt, hope and despair (e.
He despairs of being successful in his favorite job at first, but a little ingenuity and some tough rubber gloves prove to be the perfect fix for the situation
She named him "for all the sadness, for the many despairs in this place.