despairer


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despairer

(dɪˈspɛərə)
n
a person who despairs
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Air conditioning failure was another problem and the car gained the nickname in the trade of 'Despairer.'.
They dive into their material unapologetically, without the prefatory justification of his poetry, without invoking the myth of Clough's failure--once the "golden hope" of Rugby and Oxford--that has so marked Clough's previous reception, including Arnold's lament over the "too quick despairer" in "Thyrsis." The absence of polemics is perhaps explained by the fact that their defense of Clough garners the support of established Victorianists.
Of the American composer John Cage: "Ultimately, Cage is a despairer. He acts like Figaro: he hastens to laugh at everything from fear of being obliged to cry over it" (p.