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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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Caxton was not very well pleased with his work, however--he "fell into despair of it," he says--and for two years he put it aside and wrote no more.
Months later, Benghazi fell into despair, all but forgotten by the world.
"When Kim Jong Un first came to power, I was hopeful that he would make reasonable and rational decisions to save North Korea from poverty, but I soon fell into despair watching him purging officials for no proper reasons," Thae said during his first news conference, according to (http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-defector-idUSKBN1590VO) Reuters.
Instead of a planned , sustained energy policy based on a basket of energy sources that other countries can only dream of we have had three decades of fudge, fiddle and failure as the fat cats in the energy companies got fatter and wonderful communities built on centuries of self reliance and solidarity fell into despair and desolation It is an old saying that you reap what you sow.
He said: "He fell into despair and in a week resigned from his job, his marriage collapsed and he moved out of his home, going back to live with his parents."
That was the year she fell into despair after being dropped by her label and splitting from her husband of one year, So Solid Crew's MC Harvey, following his affair with Javine Hylton.
"Some people fell into despair and gave up hope, we were sick, starved and hadn't had contact with the outside world.
Augustine himself almost fell into despair as the empire crumbled under the barbarian assault.
She fell into despair after the birth of her third child Gracie.
Unfortunately, by 1948, after having endured various betrayals and endless disappointments, having accepted her society's willful resistance to change, and having been wrongly accused of child molestation, Hurston had herself become what she called "a good hater." As a result, she fell into despair about her life.
His time in prison was transformative: at first, he fell into despair, but he was revived by remembering God's promise of deliverance.
Even if I die in South Korea, I want my bones to be buried here,'' said Mun, who fell into despair while living in North Korea and defected to the South after fleeing to China in 1999.
of reason, some fell into despair. Many disappeared.
He fell into despair after he lost his job and could not afford the private sessions at a skin clinic - like those Posh Spice is having.