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Word: desperate

Definition: having lost all hope; despairing; reckless and violent because of loss of hope or despair; undertaken as a last resort

Sentences Containing 'desperate'

"A Desperate Man" is written by Nicole Mirante-Matthews and directed by Leslie Libman.
"Is the Duke so very poor as to be forced to this desperate mode of getting a livelihood?"
1–8) begins with a desperate appeal to God for deliverance (vss.
After losing her only child, Kisa Gotami became desperate and asked if anyone can help her.
Brooke Wyckoff gave the desperate Connecticut Sun a leg to stand on.
But it is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
But the sight of an old man clinging to life with so desperate a courage, gave a fresh turn to his ideas, and inspired him with new courage.
But, wherever a man goes, men will pursue and paw him with their dirty institutions, and, if they can, constrain him to belong to their desperate odd fellow society.
By 1919, however, living conditions in Russia had become desperate.
Compared to last week's episode "Housekeeping", "A Desperate Man" was up a bit in viewers.
Desperate for Love is a 1989 television film directed by Michael Tuchner.
Desperate she was, she eventually paid a visit to his home to look through the quarter of him, resulting him to die all of sudden.
Desperate to prove his worth, he finally stumbles on what he believes are the Lights of Orion.
Despite desperate defense operations, the county fell and was merged with Qalawun's empire.
Don behaves in the only way he knows how – struggling to keep up but desperate not to lose touch.
From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats.
He and other scholars such as Dowden interpret “I desperate” as “I, who am desperate.” Some critics such as Schmidt defines “approve” as “experience,” but other critics argue against this because there is little basis for that in Shakespeare.
He then bent his body, and by a desperate effort severed the cord that bound his legs, at the moment when it seemed as if he were actually strangled.
Her family stated that they were desperate for her to win to end their poverty.
I have already observed that I don't know how this desperate idea came into my brain.
In 1996, Another Planet re-issued the album on the same CD as "Desperate Measures".
In a desperate attempt to defeat Quan Chi he breaks in, but is stopped by the Oni.
In a desperate race against the dark, Maerad must try to solve the final riddle of the treesong.
Inside Najaf, the situation was becoming increasingly desperate.
It is true, I might have resisted forcibly with more or less effect, might have run``amok''against society; but I preferred that society should run``amok''against me, it being the desperate party.
It was followed up by "Desperate Measures" in 1991.
It was the last yearning for life contending with the resolution of despair; then his dungeon seemed less sombre, his prospects less desperate.
Kyle has autism, a condition it took his parents two desperate years to get diagnosed.
Mini realises she has to return home, with a desperate Franky clinging to her.
Pretty desperate times for the organizers of BMX racing, and desperate times generate desperate acts, including actions straight out of Watergate.
Rendered in a manner desperate, by her state and by the beckoning of their conductor, he drew over his neck the arm that shook upon his shoulder, lifted her a little, and hurried her into the room.
Ribbentrop was desperate for success, and agreed to almost all of the British demands.
Shi Jie is desperate to draw her attention.
Since he lacks independent resources, his situation becomes immediately desperate.
Soon enough, the Cossacks grew completely desperate and began to run away from their leader.
The 2007 Tour was sponsored by AT, ending a long and desperate search for funds.
The final track, Desperate, is a duet between Batstone and guitarist Brian Klemm.
The speaker believes that his reason can actually get angry and abandon him, making him desperate.
Then again, if it stays here, that is ugly, too, for when aught's nailed to the mast it's a sign that things grow desperate.
They are desperate, and act with the folly and extravagance of desperate men, who must either starve, or frighten their masters into an immediate compliance with their demands.
This favored the desperate resolution Charles Darnay had begun to make, that he would go to Paris.
This was manly, as the world goes; and yet it was idle, if not desperate.
Too often those in the U.S. illegally are desperate to avoid law enforcement and take desperate actions which can turn tragic."
Very little was said by either; Kitty was too much afraid of him to talk; Elizabeth was secretly forming a desperate resolution; and perhaps he might be doing the same.
What need he add to such a desperate proof in figures?''
When he was gone, I rang for Mrs. Crupp, and acquainted her with my desperate design.
Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed and in such desperate enterprises?
With no fuel and supplies, they have to resort to desperate actions to get themselves and their houseboat back home.
``I am a Briton,''said Miss Pross,``I am desperate.
``In short,''said Sydney,``this is a desperate time, when desperate games are played for desperate stakes.

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