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Synonyms for despondently

with desperation


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The gentlemen all came together; the gentlemen were all hungry together; the gentlemen all gave their orders together -- " She stopped, and tapped her head again, despondently, with the tattered old book.
The inspector shook his head despondently, however.
I am sure I know none of them," she answered despondently.
I was engaged just then in eating despondently a piece of stale Dutch cheese, being too much crushed to care what I swallowed myself, let along bothering my head about Falk's ideas of gastronomy.
If you had heard the tone of her voice when she asked him whether he was in earnest, you would not talk to me like this," he said despondently.
But that's not all, for how often have we heard two people claim to 'be on the same wavelength' or exclaim, despondently, 'You and I are simply on two different wavelengths.
Meanwhile, in Syria, where hundreds of thousands of refugees may be forced to return to unsafe homes amid "global anti-refugee backlash", an anti-government activist said despondently that he was no longer sure why he bothers to videotape the effects of bombing, since nobody ever pays attention: "I don't know what the point is.
In his earlier work he appears to wander despondently, seeking poetically to connect the parallel worlds he inhabits: which sometimes would keep him from connecting both within himself and locally with others.
Barker got his third wicket of the game, bowling Viljoen (20) around his legs as the Falcons finished despondently on 177 for nine to lose by 20 runs.
The Blackburn and 53-cap Scotland legend looked on despondently from his radio commentary perch last month as his old side plummeted out of the Championship.
One elderly cattle herder, wrapped in a thick jumper and multiple layers of waterproofs, opted to just stare at the ground despondently until we left, while a young man with his head stuck out the side window of a passing van, his family squeezed into the cabin beside him, had just one word for us: [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (pronounced 'ara').
When you 'roadkill' costumes tyre tracks front, gone Then, on the "big" night, as I escorted them from door to door, the kids excited in their costumes, me despondently lurking on various driveways, I felt like shouting "I'm sorry - they forced me to do it" as each weary householder proffered their sweety bowl.
Shedden and teammate Matt Neal had to despondently sit out in the first race at Silverstone, round 25 of the Dunlop MSA BTCC, after they both got a puncture.
IT cannot have been lost on the Everton players as they trudged off the pitch, on the fans as they despondently filed out of the ground or on the manager as he headed down the tunnel.
When friends conclude despondently that the truth doesn't matter, I remind them that people haven't started voting yet.