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fall into despair

To enter into a state of utter hopelessness, helplessness, and depression. I fell into despair when I was told I hadn't gotten the job. We can't fall into despair just because our sales figures weren't what we were hoping for—we've got to pick ourselves up and do what is necessary to get back on track!
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Only anger is keeping me from falling into despair. It's bloody appalling, the whole bloody thing is appalling.
He could be forgiven for falling into despair - and considered paying the Mafia to kill him - but he found the strength to carry on.
"We call on the Lebanese youth to avoid falling into despair and considering leaving the country," Prime Minister Najib Mikati said during a ceremony held at the Grand Serail.
However, I take issue with the idea that the Poles (many of whom work in the meat processing plant in Merthyr) may have their sanity saved by some vague idea of eventually returning to Poland while the local populace are falling into despair because they are simply being offered "training".
Instead of falling into despair and lashing out at the world around them like so many other youths in Northern Ireland, they have met their problems with dignity.