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despairing (not comparable)
despairing (plural despairings)
- A mood or display of despair.
- 1831, Thomas Carlyle, “Sorrows of Teufelsdröckh”, in Sartor Resartus: The Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdröckh. […], London: Chapman and Hall, […], OCLC 614372740, book second, page 103:
- But what things soever passed in him, when he ceased to see it; what ragings and despairings soever Teufelsdröckh's soul was the scene of, he has the goodness to conceal under a quite opaque cover of Silence.