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sink into despair

To enter into a state of utter hopelessness, helplessness, and depression. I sank into despair when I was told I hadn't gotten the job. We can't sink 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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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.
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Others would have sunk into despair and frustration.
She had sunk into despair and addiction following the death of Hutchence, for whom she had left Geldof.
The reporters have slowly sunk into despair, not knowing from one moment to the next what they are supposed to be writing about.
Investors once again sunk into despair, looking at what is happening on the oil platforms: break down the level yet to $100 per barrel of Brent, and even at $105 is perceived very negatively.
Bludgeoned into retirement by the Pac-Man, he sunk into despair - "I ended up suffering badly from depression," he said.
But if the McCanns have not sunk into despair then nor should we.
Mr Naisbitt sunk into despair. "I went into the office one night to see Stephanie, who was working on the desk.