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Sentence Examples With the Word ‘Despair’. Over 50 Sentences


Despair — US. [dɪˈsper], UK. [dɪˈspeə]

Main meanings:

  1. Feeling of hopelessness or utter sadness.
  2. Loss of faith or belief in the possibility of improvement or success.
  3. Extreme discouragement or pessimism.
  4. A state of being without hope or confidence in the future.
  5. The absence of positive expectations or optimism.


10 simple sentences:

  • She felt a deep sense of despair.
  • Their faces were filled with despair.
  • Does he ever escape his feelings of despair?
  • The news brought despair to the community.
  • I saw hope in the midst of despair.
  • Is there a way out of despair?
  • Despair can be a powerful motivator.
  • We must find a way to overcome despair.
  • Don’t give in to despair.
  • We must not succumb to despair.


The sentences from movies:

Don’t despair, Elphias. – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

Where I learned the truth about despair. – The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

You must never despair. – Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

I was wrong to despair. – The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

The Pit of Despair. – The Princess Bride (1987)

Despair is the most dangerous fear. – Mortal Kombat (1995)

Hope versus despair. – Dracula Untold (2014)

Four hours or so of catatonic despair. – Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

I will not fall into despair! – 12 Years a Slave (2013)

Anger is more useful than despair. – Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

Don’t despair. – Notting Hill (1999)

Despair is the path of least resistance. – Match Point (2006)

Do not despair ogre brothers. – Shrek Forever After (2010)

Grant thou, lest faith turn to despair. – Shakespeare in Love (1998)

I was despair and hopeless boy. – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

The colour of despair! – Les Misérables (2012)

Sometimes I despair the species, you know? – Road to Perdition (2002)

With despair for dessert. – Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

They pray, grant thou, lest faith turn to despair. – Romeo + Juliet (1996)

But I don’t want you to despair. – Revolutionary Road (2009)

In all my dark despair. – About a Boy (2002)

And if it does, isn’t that better than a life of despair? – The Next Three Days (2010)

A septic despair. – A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

One is darkness and despair. – Tomorrowland (2015)

Now don’t you despair, son. – In the Name of the Father (1994)

The men ‘s good humor darkened by idleness and despair. – Glory (1990)

Where there was despair, now there’s hope. – Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

Are you in despair? – City of Angels (1998)

Don’t despair, Your Majesties. – Sleeping Beauty (1959)

Don’t leave him bald and yowling in despair. – Sister Act (1992)

But do not despair. – Coneheads (1993)

Pollution, crime, drugs, poverty, disease, hunger, despair. – Sneakers (1992)

I was cruelly plunged into a whirlpool of despair. – Flushed Away (2006)

Loneliness and despair. – Annabelle (2014)

The result was only ruination and despair. – Sense and Sensibility (1995)

A slight palliative against the chill of an orphan’s despair. – The Raven (2012)

But his heart was filled with despair. – Southland Tales (2007)

You are so quick to despair. – Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)

You need to project despair. – Celebrity (1998)

Not infect a whole school with your despair. – Monsieur Lazhar (2012)

I’m floundering in a sea of confusion and total despair. – The Sure Thing (1985)

First love is such sweet despair, Colin. – My Week with Marilyn (2011)

You really caught her despair but also her joy. – Still Alice (2015)