Definition for DE-SPAIR'

DE-SPAIR', v.i. [Fr. desesperer; des and esperer, to hope; It. disperare; Sp. desesperar; Arm. disesperi; from L. despero; de and spero, to hope.]

To be without hope; to give up all hope or expectation; followed by of. We despaired even of life. – 2 Cor. i. Never despair of God's blessings here, or of his reward hereafter. – Wake.

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