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despair of (something)
To view a situation as hopeless. Considering her dire diagnosis, I despaired of grandma ever regaining her health.
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despair of something
to give up all hope of something. Do not despair of his returning; I think we will see him again. I despair of ever seeing her again.
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To lose all hope for something or someone: The shipwrecked sailors despaired of being rescued. I have seen so much unfairness that I despair of a just world.
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