In 1904, William Lemp became despondent after losing his friend, Frederick Pabst, and shot himself in the head with a Smith and Wesson revolver while in his upstairs bedroom.
A child who is too young to appreciate or be able to use a watch with different features and functions may find it difficult to work with and end up being despondent with their present - however pretty it is!
The children, feeling sad and despondent, were about to follow him when the Wizard touched Dorothy softly on her shoulder.
In his law practice he had disappointed himself and his friends, and he became despondent as to his future.
After the occupation of Pretoria in June 1900 by Lord Roberts the Boer forces had been reduced to guerilla warfare, and Lord Kitchener, learning that the Transvaal commandants were despondent, invited General Botha to enter into negotiations, on the basis of the recognition of British sovereignty.