(also slough of despond /ˈslou əv dəˈspänd/)
Definition of Slough of Despond in English:
A state of hopeless depression: while everyone is having a blast I am sinking into the Slough of Despond
More example sentences
- In terms of art - if we still believe in that with film, and I hope we do - the whole matter of doubt, second thoughts and variant versions leads us into the sloughs of despond and indifference.
- Tull's mother stops her wandering and drug abuse long enough to see her son through the worst of his adolescence and may or may not fall back into the slough of despond after her reunion with her estranged husband.
- The way out of my slough of despond, Striegel informed me in another telephone checkup, was to fundamentally change the way I thought about such goals.
the name of a deep boggy place in John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress between the City of Destruction and the gate at the beginning of Christian's journey.
Definition of Slough of Despond in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan