I was desperate to learn more details about the crime.
By now, he had to be desperate to get rid of her.
I was desperate to get away from there!
She must have been desperate to make him sleep on his own.
In Spite of this success, however, it was not until the end of the month, and after desperate fighting, that the French penetrated within the walls and the defence ceased (June 29).
The police were desperate to find her.
Most were rotten to the core, jaded or desperate, because that's the way he liked them.
She held him tightly, desperate for the reassurance of his touch.
In Africa the Moorish prince, Firmus, raised the standard of revolt, being joined by the provincials, who had been rendered desperate by the cruelty and extortions of Count Romanus, the military governor.
She packed, repacked, pressed, made the butler's assistant and Petya--whom she had drawn into the business of packing--press on the lid, and made desperate efforts herself.
Allen swallowed again, almost cringing as he licked his lips and turned desperate eyes on Lisa.
With indefatigable energy he at once attempted to grapple with the difficulties of the situation, waging an almost desperate struggle with sloth, corruption and incompetence.
Despite his desperate shouts that used to seem so terrible to the soldiers, despite his furious purple countenance distorted out of all likeness to his former self, and the flourishing of his saber, the soldiers all continued to run, talking, firing into the air, and disobeying orders.
He made desperate efforts to conciliate the population, and succeeded with a few of the nobles, who were led to believe in the possibility of an Italian confederation, including Lombardy and Venetia which would be united to Austria by a personal union alone; but the immense majority of all classes rejected these advances, and came to regard union with Piedmont with increasing favor.
As he was going along a foot path across a wide- open space adjoining the Povarskoy on one side and the gardens of Prince Gruzinski's house on the other, Pierre suddenly heard the desperate weeping of a woman close to him.
You were desperate and you made a mistake.
The cart was loaded high, and at the very top, beside a child's chair with its legs in the air, sat a peasant woman uttering piercing and desperate shrieks.
Like Kepler and all his contemporaries he believed in astrology, and he certainly also had some faith in the power of magic, for there is extant a deed written in his own handwriting containing a contract between himself and Robert Logan of Restalrig, a turbulent baron of desperate character, by which Napier undertakes "to serche and sik out, and be al craft and ingyne that he dow, to tempt, trye, and find out" some buried treasure supposed to be hidden in Logan's fortress at Fastcastle, in consideration of receiving one-third part of the treasure found by his aid.
Do you think I'm that desperate or are you implying your reputation is that good?
You will soon learn that those who lose deals with me are a desperate lot.
It took an instant for her eyes to adjust to the dim coop interior, and then she found herself staring into the desperate eyes of a red fox.
Maybe she would get desperate enough to agree with that some day.
All were from women who sounded desperate just to talk to the strange man who owned this condo.
Why burn that bridge when she might get desperate enough to cross it?
Forward, yes, but desperate, too.
So the swishing sound of the strokes, and the desperate but unnatural screams, continued.
From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats.
She had been reluctant to mention her idea before, but now she was desperate enough to risk his anger.
He steadied himself with his hands on his knees for a moment, panting; then opened a bottle and started to drink, fast; desperate to find oblivion.
She squeezed by him, desperate to leave the tension of the bedroom.
Her face warmed at how desperate she'd been for a single drop of him, to feel him inside her while his fangs sank into her neck.
Her cheeks flushed again and in her desperate search for something to explain her preoccupation, she plunged into the subject of the curtains.
Jackson shook violently, desperate to summon self-control, while every part of him yearned to cry out with the utter horror coursing through his mind.
The condition of the church seemed desperate, unless it could be purged of crying scandals of the subjection of the papacy to the great Roman nobles, of its subordination to the German emperor and of its internal demoralization.
The return of Crispi to powera return imposed by public opinion as that of the only man capable of dealing with the desperate situationmarked the turning-point of the crisis.
One desperate, frightened yell from the first French soldier who saw the Cossacks, and all who were in the camp, undressed and only just waking up, ran off in all directions, abandoning cannons, muskets, and horses.
I also know I'm feeling desperate right about now.
Timokhin, armed only with a sword, had rushed at the enemy with such a desperate cry and such mad, drunken determination that, taken by surprise, the French had thrown down their muskets and run.
Santarosa was killed, apparently because he was too miserable and desperate to care to save his life, when the Egyptian troops attacked the island of Sphacteria, near Navarino, on the 8th of May 1825.
In a desperate battle, the natives were defeated with great slaughter, and the territory surrounding the town was divided into ranches, in which the conquered natives had to labour.
After several months of desperate fighting, Saigo and a small remnant of his followers made a swif t retreat to Kagoshima, and fell fighting (September 14) within sight of their homes.
Since the ball he had felt the approach of a fit of nervous depression and had made desperate efforts to combat it.
He rode in angry agitation toward him, firmly grasping his whip and fully prepared to take the most resolute and desperate steps to punish his enemy.
He's desperate to ask Martha about the details of Annie's death but she, Quinn and Claire haven't reported in.
She used what strength she had to roll onto her back, desperate for a Healer.
Prince Andrew rode up and was just putting his question to a soldier when his attention was diverted by the desperate shrieks of the woman in the vehicle.
"You and every other desperate woman here," he replied.
He took part in the desperate defence of Warsaw against Prince Paskievich (September 6-7,1831).
This is a straight shot to economic poverty for any country desperate enough to try it.
The closer it gets to our wedding day, the more desperate he gets.
She didn't expect it; she expected him to lie rather than point out the flaws in her desperate logic.
Had she been that smitten or so desperate to leave?
By the end of the space journey, she was convinced he'd want nothing to do with her and desperate to see him.
Desperate to maintain her position as her people's protector and outlive those threats hedging closer, she washed her face and changed clothing to prepare for her return journey.
Darkyn preys on the desperate, Rhyn.
Whatever powers that room contained, he was in desperate need of them.
All the surgeries the third year" he shook his head "desperate attempts by me to undo what I'd done."
Though perhaps less desperate than during the previous decade, the condition of Italian finance was precarious indeed.
I love, love... she said, convulsively pressing her hands and setting her teeth with a desperate effort...
You may be hurt and feeling helpless and desperate and God knows what and I'm sorry as hell but I have a life too, and I'll not have you ruin it!
If she got desperate enough, that desire might become her husband's Achilles Heel.
But Charles Charles Albert, who, whatever his faults, had a generous Albertre- nature, was determined that so long as be had an news the army in being he could not abandon the Lombards War, and the Venetians, whom he had encouraged in their resistance, without one more effort, though he knew full well that he was staking all on a desperate chance.
Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed and in such desperate enterprises?
Who could do something desperate, like covering up an old murder?
Or maybe he was desperate to return to the only place that would accept him and all his sick ways.
Next he thought that his enemy would send the squadron on a desperate attack just to punish him--Rostov.