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Despair

1. Loss of hope; utter hopelessness; complete despondency. We in dark dreams are tossing to and fro, pine with regret, or sicken with despair. (Keble) Before he [Bunyan] was ten, his sports were interrupted by fits of remorse and despair. (Macaulay)

2. That which is despaired of. The mere despair of surgery he cures.

Synonym: Desperation, despondency, hopelessness.

Origin: cf. OF. Despoir, fr. Desperer.


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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

Science's mandate is to fill in holes in our knowledge without invoking supernatural entities. Lots of holes left. Don't despair. We're making good progress.

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WHO scum - politics over lives

... from now - if changes aren't made. It is easy to post your environmentalist flag in the air and preach, but until you see the truly deprived, the despair and sadness of the have nots, you should reserve your proclamations. Hopefully that was directed at enviros in general, not me specifically? ...

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Sat Jun 13, 2009 8:32 am
 
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Re: WHO scum - politics over lives

... the pain and suffering I saw. It is easy to post your environmentalist flag in the air and preach, but until you see the truly deprived, the despair and sadness of the have nots, you should reserve your proclamations. I have seen the ugliness that the world can deliver, and there comes a ...

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by MichaelXY
Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:49 am
 
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Topic: WHO scum - politics over lives
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The Fiber Disease

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Thu Jan 11, 2007 1:05 am
 
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Topic: The Fiber Disease
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The Fiber Disease

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Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:53 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
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