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Usage examples for frustration

  1. They felt neither ambition nor frustration. – The Cartels Jungle by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
  2. Proscribed amid the Terror for his moderation and independence, learning daily in the garret where he hid of the violent deaths of friends and comrades, witnessing, as it must have seemed to him, the ruin of his work and the frustration of his brightest hopes, Condorcet, solitary and disguised, sat down to write that sketch of human destinies which is, perhaps, the most confident statement of a reasoned optimism in European literature. – Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle by H. N. Brailsford
  3. I'd learned things I already knew about hate and love and fear and hope and frustration. – The Old Die Rich by Horace Leonard Gold
  4. No mission, no frustration could touch with hysteria the humanity of Robert Browning. – Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton
  5. And in every human heart you find some sorrow, some frustration, some lurking pang. – The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley
  6. Even as Joe's attack slowed in frustration, the other darted in, slashed once, twice, scoring on Joe's left arm, once, twice. – Frigid Fracas by Dallas McCord Reynolds
  7. Simultaneously the mob saw him, huddled just beyond the gateway, and a howl of frustration and rage went ringing round the square. – The Door Through Space by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  8. I think she's bored to frustration trapped on this island prison. – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  9. He sighed with frustration. – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
  10. Our ideas must agree with realities, be such realities concrete or abstract, be they facts or be they principles, under penalty of endless inconsistency and frustration. – Pragmatism A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking by William James
  11. You would naturally say that, if it is Callender's object to disgust Doris with the life of the people, so that she may change her mind and take him for what he actually is, it will be Rose's object, since her aim is the frustration of this design, to make Bethnal Green as attractive as possible, so that Doris will refuse to sacrifice her ideals when she learns the truth about Callender. – Punch, or the London Charivari, May 6, 1914 by Various
  12. It clawed screaming at the solid cover, hissed in frustration and finally gave up. – And All the Earth a Grave by Carroll M. Capps (AKA C.C. MacApp)
  13. He put down the phone and sat in silence, feeling sick with frustration. – What Rough Beast? by Jefferson Highe
  14. Frustration may easily reach the point of destruction. – The Pleasures of Ignorance by Robert Lynd
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