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Sample sentences for the GRE study word despondent

despondent can be used as a adj

1.They all stood despondent and silent. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
2.I sat about in the darkness of the scullery, in a state of despondent wretchedness. - from The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
3.Alexey Alexandrovitch sat down, and with a despondent and suffering face watched the nurse walking to and fro. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
4.He expressed great alarm at his pastor's state of health, but was anxious to attempt the cure, and, if early undertaken, seemed not despondent of a favourable result. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
5.The Marquis took a gentle little pinch of snuff, and shook his head as elegantly despondent as he could becomingly be of a country still containing himself, that great means of regeneration. - from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
6.For a minute he was still, and with the same despondent face gazed at the baby but all at once a smile, that moved his hair and the skin of his forehead, came out on his face, and he went as softly out of the room. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
7.Once as he sat with his knees pressed together, and his eyes almost closed, in a despondent attitude, his daughter ventured to say to him-. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

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