sink into despair

sink into despair

to become depressed; to become completely discouraged. After facing the hopelessness of the future, Jean Paul sank into despair. Mary sank into despair upon learning of the death of her grandmother.
See also: despair, sink
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But despite all that's happened, Kirstie, a customer services manager for Tesco, and Chris, 30, a fire protection engineer, refuse to sink into despair.
We can't afford to sink into despair at the time we need passion and positive thinking.
And instead of allowing herself to sink into despair, she is ploughing her efforts into launching a Merthyr Tydfil branch of the charity which helped get her back on track.
GILL Roberts didn't sink into despair when she was made redundant at 52.
If we relax into life, we will simply sink into despair.
They wrote not only to express their feelings for one another, but to begin the process of constructing a post-war life, if only in their minds, rather than sink into despair.
Now I wouldn't really say I was the optimistic type, but I have to cling to the hope that the storm will have passed by the time I get there, or I might just sink into despair.
They lost their jobs with the collapse of MG Rover, but did not sink into despair and inactivity.
Now, when a sick individual gets the harrowing news about cancer, he or she need not sink into despair.
By the 35th minute even Allen had put his coat back on - only to sink into despair a minute later.
What struck Gutierrez most about the Rodriguez family is its refusal to sink into despair.
any of "hig The problem was I would be on a high after buying something, then sink into despair.