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- adv. In a despondent manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a despondent manner.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. with desperation
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Its obituary came almost a century ago from Conrad, and was echoed despondently by the anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss, by Evelyn Waugh and Kingsley Amis.
The correspondent sank down despondently, with a collapsing of the chest and a drooping forward of the shoulders.
Bub saw it clearly when put in that light, and shook his head despondently.
Staring despondently at the pile of contracts and invoices on my desk; logging on to typepad.
Where once the label was a badge of pride 67% claimed it in 1988 now those self-defining as working class say despondently that it only means "poor" and "low-paid" these days.
Tripoli residents huddled despondently indoors, watching the broadcast, checking on friends and wondering how many more times they would have to brave the streets before the regime falls, according to accounts from individuals reached by phone or through the Internet.
“It was a problem with marketing, not design,” the asura said despondently.
It was a dramatic sulk: O'Keefe, in a baby blue Ralph Lauren polo shirt, shoes untied, khakis wrinkled, flipping despondently through the Pottery Barn catalog.
"I am sure I know none of them," she answered despondently.
Hooper has spoken of "heavy content" simmering beneath the elated rush of guitar and keyboards, but any heaviness is only glancingly alluded to "The colours you had, no need to be sad, it really ain't that bad," Zucconi twitters despondently on Colours.