He made several efforts to coax himself into a belief that he might still continue forward; but at length, shook his head despondingly
, and said, that "as he had but one leg," it was all in vain to attempt a passage of the mountain.
As if defeated in this childish attempt, he now sinks to the earth despondingly
, beating his breast in well-acted despair; and then, starting to his feet all at once, and throwing back his head, raises both hands, like a school-boy about to catch a falling ball.
'But, Dora, my love, if you will sometimes think, - not despondingly
, you know; far from that!
Mercy's eyes, resting eagerly on him while he was speaking, dropped again despondingly
when he had done.
She shook her head despondingly
. 'If you knew all, you, too, would blame me - perhaps even more than I deserve - though I have cruelly wronged you,' she added in a low murmur, as if she mused aloud.
"We shall never get through it," she said, despondingly