despair


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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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He was persistent in spite of warning, he despaired without being hated.
George no sooner came home to his master's house than he met with Mrs Honour; to whom, having first sounded her with a few previous questions, he delivered the letter for her mistress, and received at the same time another from her, for Mr Jones; which Honour told him she had carried all that day in her bosom, and began to despair of finding any means of delivering it.
Luigi kissed her, with one of those kisses of despair that were given in 1793 between friends as they mounted the scaffold.
Two doctors, a priest, and several neighbors came into the room, bringing all that was necessary to save the poor couple and calm their despair. These strangers made some noise in entering; but after they had entered, an awful silence filled the room.
"Perhaps she has a child and cannot suckle it; her milk is dried up!" said the mother, in accents of despair.
The Nobel Prize-winning academic who coined the phrase "deaths of despair" has deplored Scotland's drugs, suicide and alcohol fatalities.
"Delay can only have one result - more deaths, more pain, more misery and more despair" But there can only be one immediate priority - curbing this spiralling death toll.
He should resign and cause us no more despair. Also take a look at the definition of bully.
"Giving up on a date for starting the talks would mean despair and reduced hope for prosperity of the country.
Summary: Rehman, do not despair, (Single Indian man seeks permission for 'mercy killing, KT, May 13).
Darkness and Light Alex was lost in thought As he walked along the beach Thinking of what might have been If things had turned out differently A lost love, a broken heart Lost in his memories Looking out to sea Unaware of the incoming tide Oblivious to the world around him So deep the loss It was all consuming Driving him to despair The tide lapses against his feet Snapping him back to reality Moving away from the water's edge Awakened to life around him Leaving the beach Alex realises he has to move on Climb out of this pit of despair Move away from the darkness that surrounds him It was not going to be easy In the days ahead the Light had to outshine the Darkness Despair had be pushed back into oblivion Replaced by Hope of a bright future.
Top commentators just want us to hate the leaders and despair.