Roget category 8596. Words relating to the sentient and moral
› 6.2. Personal affections
›› 6.2.3. Prospective affections
[Absence, want or loss of hope.]
Job's comforter —
bird of bad omen,
bird of ill omen.
abandonment, desolation — resignation, surrender, submission etc. 725.
hope deferred, dashed hopes — vain expectation etc. (disappointment) 509.
airy hopes etc. etc. 858 — forlorn hope — gone case, dead duck, gone coon [U.S.] — goner [Slang] — bad job, bad business — enfant perdu [Fr.] — gloomy horizon, black spots in the horizon — slough of Despond, cave of Despair — immedicabile vulnus [Lat.].
lose all hope,
give up all hope,
abandon all hope,
relinquish all hope,
lose the hope of,
give up the hope of,
abandon the hope of,
relinquish the hope of —
give over —
yield to despair —
jeter le manche apres la cognee [Fr.].
inspire despair, drive to despair etc. n. — disconcert — dash one's hopes, crush one's hopes, destroy one's hopes — hope against hope.
abandon — resign, surrender, submit etc. 725.
au desespoir [Fr.],
unpromising, unpropitious — inauspicious, ill-omened, threatening, clouded over.
out of the question, not to be thought of — impracticable etc. 471 — past hope, past cure, past mending, past recall — at one's last gasp etc. (death) 360 — given up, given over.
incurable, cureless, immedicable, remediless, beyond remedy — incorrigible — irreparable, irremediable, irrecoverable, irreversible, irretrievable, irreclaimable, irredeemable, irrevocable — ruined, undone — immitigable.
lasciate ogni speranza voi ch'entrate"
its days are numbered —
the worst come to the worst —
no change, no pause, no hope, yet I endure"
O dark, dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon"
mene mene tekel upharson"
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