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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When the teenager sustained serious ankle ligament damage in training last October - which required surgery - it would have been easy to sink into despair.
Democrat supporters sink into despair as Donald Trump (above) sweeps into power
Coupled with the support of friends and family, and recognising there are facilities (admittedly limited in scope in Cyprus) designed to make old age and infirmity not only bearable but almost entirely manageable, it does mean that there is no need to sink into despair and resignation.
Both pony and girl are resilient and while there are unhappy moments, Citra never lets the story 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.
Still, the process of redirecting attention to possibilities can be a valuable source of support and guidance to people who are starting to 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.
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.