How to use Desperate in a sentence
By now, he had to be desperate to get rid of her.
I was desperate to get away from there!
I was desperate to learn more details about the crime.
The police were desperate to find her.
She must have been desperate to make him sleep on his own.Advertisement
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).
She held him tightly, desperate for the reassurance of his touch.
Most were rotten to the core, jaded or desperate, because that's the way he liked them.
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.
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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.Advertisement
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.
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.
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?
Why burn that bridge when she might get desperate enough to cross it?Advertisement
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.
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.
From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats.Advertisement
You will soon learn that those who lose deals with me are a desperate lot.
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.
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.
She squeezed by him, desperate to leave the tension of the bedroom.
So the swishing sound of the strokes, and the desperate but unnatural screams, continued.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Her cheeks flushed again and in her desperate search for something to explain her preoccupation, she plunged into the subject of the curtains.
I also know I'm feeling desperate right about now.
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.
Since the ball he had felt the approach of a fit of nervous depression and had made desperate efforts to combat it.
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.
He's desperate to ask Martha about the details of Annie's death but she, Quinn and Claire haven't reported in.
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.
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.
Murad now laid siege to Constantinople to avenge himself on the emperor, and on the 24th of August the desperate valour of the defenders succeeded in driving back an assault led by a band of fanatical dervishes.
On the 11th of May he made a desperate attack upon Aldgate, followed by soo men.
These organizations are typically in desperate need of volunteers who are willing to devote their time to youngsters in need of love and guidance.
The closer it gets to our wedding day, the more desperate he gets.
He took part in the desperate defence of Warsaw against Prince Paskievich (September 6-7,1831).
The South, and its partisans in the North, made desperate efforts to prevent the free expression of opinion respecting the institution, and even the Christian churches in the slave states used their influence in favour of the maintenance of slavery.
Herzegovina, where Vukcic offered a desperate resistance, held out until 1483; but apart from the heroic defence of Jajce, the efforts of the Bosnians were feeble and inglorious, many of the Bogomils joining the enemy.
He rendered an immense service to his country by maintaining that the cause of France, though desperate to all appearance, was not yet lost if the contending factions could lay aside their differences in the face of the common enemy.
Still flushed with their victory under Dundee, and animated by bitterest hatred of their Whiggamore foes, the Highlanders assaulted the position of the Covenanters, who were 1200 strong, with the most desperate valour.
An outlawed Englishman, Hereward by name, fortified the Isle of Ely and attracted a number of desperate spirits to his side; amongst others came Morcar, formerly earl of Northumbria, who had been disappointed in the hopes which he based on William's personal favour.
A dispute as to the right of the succession again led to a war in 1825, and Lord Combermere captured Bharatpur with a besieging force of 20,000 men, after a desperate resistance, on the 18th of January 1826.
In a desperate fight (April 17) with a strong force of the enemy the English were overwhelmed and only four Europeans escaped to the bay.
How desperate the situation had now become was shown by the fact that on the 27th the king sent for Count Tisza, on the recommendation of the very Coalition ministry which had been formed to overthrow him.
On the 6th of January the Boers in Natal made a desperate attempt to storm Ladysmith.
Kemp was defeated by Dixon at Vlakfontein, after a desperate encounter.
In 310 Agathocles, defeated and besieged in Syracuse, took the desperate resolve of breaking through the blockade and attacking the enemy in Africa.
Indeed, in such early stages, and in patients who are enabled to command the means of an expensive method of cure, phthisis is no longer regarded as desperate; while steps are being taken to provide for those who of their own means are unable to obtain these advantages, by the erection of special sanatoriums on a more or less charitable basis.
Thus, by the avoidance both of toxaemia and of shock, peritonitis and other dangers of the abdomen, such as strangulations or intussusceptions of the bowels, formerly desperate, can in many cases be dealt with safely and effectively.
A desperate scuffle took place, Ryan being mortally wounded by Fitzgerald with a dagger, while Lord Edward himself was only secured after Sirr had disabled him with a pistol bullet in the shoulder.
At mid-day next day the Zulu army made a desperate attack, lasting over four hours, on Wood's camp at Kambula; the enemy - over 20,000 strong - was driven off, losing fully 1000 men, while the British casualties were 18 killed and 65 wounded.
On three separate occasions of ter desperate fighting he defeated the royal troops sent against him.
In the meanwhile Essling had been the scene of fighting almost as desperate as that of Aspern.
His financial situation was desperate, and his life was chiefly occupied in begging at European courts.
At the time of the Arabian conquest Istakhr offered a desperate resistance, but the city was still a place of considerable importance in the 1st century of Islam (see Caeiphate), although its greatness was speedily eclipsed by the new metropolis Shiraz.
After a desperate resistance, Florence fell in 1530.
At the wedding feast Eochaid 's younger brother Ailell was suddenly smitten with a desperate love and longing for Etain.
If you 're desperate for dressing, use a fat- or oil-free dressing, or a splash of balsamic vinegar.
Desperate and traumatized women are routinely imprisoned and are being driven to breaking point at YarlÃ¢s Wood.
Soldiers on both sides lived a desperate troglodyte existence in the waterlogged shell holes that had destroyed almost all trace of their trench systems.
It 's a desperate situation, and the Dirty Pair are the galaxy 's last hope to discipline the unruly bunch !
It can be frightening to yearn for a child, and it is hard to fathom the desperate urgency that comes with...
Without Gollum 's last desperate attempt to wrestle the ring from Frodo 's grasp all would have been lost.
This is very difficult for parents who are desperate for sleep.
We've had him checked out and there's nothing physically wrong with him, so I'm desperate.
This makes you look desperate and risky to lenders.
When summer tinkers near, many gals find themselves in a desperate hurry to bronze up their skin tone and hit the beach with confidence.
Eva Longoria first came to the forefront for her role as Gabrielle Solis on the hit ABC series, Desperate Housewives.
In October 2004, Desperate Housewives debuted, and made Eva Longoria a household name.
While Desperate Housewives received much adoration, many felt that Longoria was slighted when she was the only one of the main female characters that was not nominated for the 2005 Emmy Awards.
Longoria has noted in interviews that once her contract ends with Desperate Housewives, she will pursue a film career.
With this latest bed rest order, Desperate Housewives production will moving to the actresses' Los Angeles home to film scenes with Cross.
The youngest of three sisters, Longoria shot to fame as Gabrielle Solis on the hit TV show Desperate Housewives after a two-year stint on The Young and the Restless.
Sheridan made her comeback on Desperate Housewives, but is rumored to have had celebrity implants long before her sultry character Edie Britt ever graced the small screen.
All that talk seems to be just another desperate attempt to cling to the spotlight because she has yet to follow through on any of the charitable things she claimed she was going to do.
Sources say that Rodman is in desperate need of an intensive in-patient rehab facility, but being his same old combative self, he refuses to go.
Jon Gosselin took only hours to throw in a desperate plea for attention.
Slattery has had small roles in many series', including Desperate Housewives, Will and Grace, and Sex and the City.
These agents often get group discounts on cruises to start with, and when the cruise lines get really desperate they may be able to negotiate great prices for you, especially if you plan to travel with several friends or family members.
Remember, even though you rescued one dog from this place, there are probably dozens of others there in desperate need of help.
Even a light sheet of plastic will provide protection from frost - or if you're really desperate, grab some bed sheets.
If you're desperate for that discounted dress shirt, don't wait around!
This is great news for plus size women who have long sought greater variety for their once desperate wardrobes.
If you are looking for new love, express interest, but avoid sounding overly desperate.
As the saying goes, desperate times call for desperate measures.
If you have done all you can to promote sleep, but still find yourself staring at the ceiling most nights, a sleeping pill may be your desperate measure.
The 75 to 79 wines are borderline and gets close to the "drink if desperate" category, but still have value.
The fact is, if you don't look like you're desperate to find someone to dance with, quite often "no" becomes "not right now...but maybe later."
You won't look "desperate" in this gorgeous one-piece.
Whether you're in desperate need of those hard-to-find or one-of-a-kind items, or you just want a bargain, don't end your search without checking this online mega-auction site.
In 2009, Zhu Zhu pets were being bought up in a frenzy and then resold online at much higher prices to parents who were desperate to get them for their children.
Dyson vacuums are considered by many to be the cream of the crop when it comes to vacuum cleaners for the home, but even the top of the line machine can break down, placing you in desperate need of parts for Dyson vacuum repair.
You've watched the award-winning television series with anticipation; now you can join in on the fun by playing the Desperate Housewives game.
This board game will allow you to air some of your own dirty laundry while actually seeing if you are a true Desperate Housewives fan through a series of trivia questions.
Yes, there are a few out there who have never seen an episode of Desperate Housewives.
So as not to be confused, there is another Desperate Housewives board game on the market called Desperate Housewives Mysteries of Wisteria Lane, manufactured by the game company Cardinal Industries.
Desperate Housewives is just one in a number of board games based on popular television shows.
And if you are a Desperate Housewives fan, its board game will definitely give you a few hours to air your "dirty laundry."
Vehicles are sometimes given to disadvantaged families or those in desperate need of transportation.
The organization may have been in desperate need of a vehicle to help them in their charitable work, or they could need to sell the automobile to provide a quick infusion of funds.
Operation Christmas Child, a project sponsored by Samaritan's Purse, gives gift-filled shoeboxes and gospel booklets to children in desperate situations around the world.
For some people, going to singles events feels like the last resort of the desperate and lonely.
Acting desperate does not give someone a good impression of you.
Avoid sounding desperate - This is more than avoiding a pleading tone of voice; it's also accepting their silence graciously.
I might have pushed her always a bit to because I was in panic and didn't want to end things and I said things that would make me look desperate.
While online romance remains a valid option for many, scammers understand that lonely hearts may sometimes become desperate for affection.
The more you can do it in a casual way and without seeming desperate for a date, the better your chances of her responding positively.
Remember not to be desperate, but to lead just as you might do when leading others at work or school.
A guy who thinks you are desperate in any way will make a fast disappearing act.
In the first movie, Elle Woods (Witherspoon) was desperate to wear the pear shaped, large carat heirloom ring from Harry Winston that her old money boyfriend, Warner, had received from his grandmother.
Hobo does not fear the subtle or striking power of neutrals-- the creamy beige of the "Hayward" clutch has been seen on the arm of Desperate housewives' star Eva Langoria.
Outdated models may only be available on eBay, and prices will vary depending on how many desperate parents there are bargaining for the same backpack.
If you're desperate to get your hands on the Stephen Sprouse collection clutch, keep your eye on eBay.
If you're in desperate need of Virgoan attention, make sure your printer is jammed or your car muffler is shot.
This is a side of Virgo that he's desperate to hide because, after all, he loves to be in control.
The painter, knowing that making such an agreement with such an evil entity was the wrong thing to do, succumbed to his desperate greed and accepted the offer.
Desperate Housewives (2004-2012) - This show mixed comedy with drama in an irresistible combination as it followed the complicated lives of the housewives of Wisteria Lane.
Her heart was transplanted into her cousin Maxie who was in desperate need of a new heart.
The Desperate Housewives cast list includes several popular and talented actors and actresses.
Prior to starting the role of the prim and proper Bree Van De Kamp Hodge on ABC's Desperate Housewives, Marcia Cross played a wide variety of roles in several daytime and primetime dramas.
Prior to joining the Desperate Housewives cast as new neighbor Katherine Mayfair, Delaney's most popular role was as a strong, brave Army nurse on the popular primetime program China Beach.
But the military development and real importance of Pisa in the nth century must be attributed to the continuous and desperate struggle it maintained against the tide of Saracenic invasion from Sicily.
This was the moment chosen by Genoa for a desperate and decisive struggle with her perpetual rival.
The monks and their few remaining friends made a most desperate defence.
Every mile of his march northwards through the Carolinas diminished the supply region of the enemy, and desperate efforts were made to stop his advance.
Lee's position in Virginia was now desperate.
According to Sir Thomas Fraser nothing else can compete with alcohol as a food in desperate febrile cases, and to this use must be added its antipyretic power already explained and its action as a soporific. During its administration in febrile cases the drug must be most carefully watched, as its action may prove deleterious to the nervous system and the circulation in certain classes of patient.
Desperate, but not very successful, efforts were made to enforce the statute of Labourers, of 1351, by which it was sought to maintain prices and wages as they had been before the pestilence.
After a desperate melee of some minutes, the rally was sounded, and the survivors of the charge, breaking their way a second time through the French infantry, eventually reached the shelter of their own lines, having lost rather more than half their numbers, but having saved the situation momentarily for their own army.
Just as the leading German troops were approaching St Hubert the French again began to fire, their bullets plunging down among the fresh arrivals, who knowing nothing of what had taken place about St Hubert (where the remnant of their own infantry were still offering a desperate resistance) opened fire into the backs of their own men, and a fourth panic began which soon spread to the stragglers crowding the Mance ravine.
This hold was maintained all next day, despite desperate hostile efforts to recover the lost ground; two British attacks on Sequehart were, however, repulsed.
The hostile forces encountered each other on the 16th of February 1817, when a desperate conflict ensued, which lasted during that and the two following days,and ended in the defeat of the royalists.
The war in this quarter was memorable for Conde's last, and William's first, battle, the desperate and indecisive engagement of Seneffe (August 11th), in which the two armies lost one-seventh of their strength in killed alone.
In the following campaign, after desperate fighting to the north of the Danube in the mountainous region of Transylvania, Sarmizegethusa, the capital of Decebalus, was taken, and he was forced to terms. He agreed to raze all fortresses, to surrender all weapons, prisoners and !Roman deserters, and to become a dependent prince under the suzerainty of Rome.
Machiavelli judged the case of Italy so desperate that salvation could only be expected from the intervention of a powerful despot.
He had, however, already begun to look sourly upon Aristotle and the current scholastic theology, which he believed hid the simple truth of the gospel and the desperate state of mankind, who were taught a vain reliance upon outward works and ceremonies, when the only safety lay in throwing oneself on God's mercy.
Worth in the early morning of the 8th of September these buildings were defended by more than io,000 Mexicans under Generals Leon, Alvarez and Perez, and they were captured only after a most desperate fight, which cost the Americans 787 killed and wounded and the Mexicans at least 2000 killed, wounded, and prisoners.
So desperate was the fighting that some 45,000 killed and wounded lay on an area of roughly 3 sq.
Against this secularized church a body of witnesses silently protested; they were always persecuted but always survived, till in the 13th century a desperate attempt was made by Innocent III.
In Germany Ultramontanism had to contend with great difficulties; for here ecclesiastical affairs were not in so desperate a case that the most drastic remedies possessed the most powerful attraction; while, in addition, the clergy were too highly educated to be willing to renounce all scientific work.
The next year he took part in the desperate stand against the Conqueror's rule made in the isle of Ely, and, on its capture by the Normans, escaped with his followers through the fens.
In 1864 Sully defeated the Sioux at the battle of Takaakwta, or Deer Woods, on the Knife river, and a few days later he again encountered them, and after a desperate struggle of three days administered a crushing defeat; the warriors abandoned their provisions and escaped into the Bad Lands.
But the Montagnards made up by their fanatical, or desperate, energy and boldness for what they lacked in talent or in numbers.
The desperate position of the papacy in the 11th century obliged Henry III.
That place was soon invested, and finally fell, after a desperate resistance, to Fairfax's army.
But provinces are not conquered by manifestoes, and Casimir's acceptance of the homage of the Prussian League at once involved him in a war with the desperate Teutonic Knights, which lasted twelve years, but might easily have been concluded in a twelvemonth had he only been loyally supported by his own subjects, for whose benefit he had embarked upon this great enterprise.
But the limits of even Polish complacency had at last been reached, and Zolkiewski and Chodkiewicz were sent against the rebels, whom they routed at Oransk near Guzow, after a desperate encounter, on the 6th of July 1607.
Shere Ali threw Afzul Khan into prison, and a serious revolt followed in south Afghanistan; but the amir had scarcely suppressed it by winning a desperate battle, when Abdur Rahman's reappearance in the north was a signal for a mutiny of the troops stationed in those parts and a gathering of armed bands to his standard.
On the 21st of July took place the first battle of Bull Run (q.v.) between McDowell and Beauregard, fought by the raw troops of both sides with an obstinacy that foreboded the desperate battles of subsequent campaigns.
Grant, astonished perhaps, but here as always resolute, tried again to reach Lee's right wing, and on the 8th another desperate battle began at Spottsylvania Court House.
Lack of social graces and the deficiencies of his early education impeded him at first, but "in the end `Old Jack,' as he was always called, with his desperate earnestness, his unflinching straightforwardness, and his high sense of honour, came to be regarded with something like affection."
His military character was the enlargement of his personal character - "desperate earnestness, unflinching straightforwardness," and absolute, almost fatalist, trust in the guidance of providence.
But the Nervii, and their neighbours further to the north-west, remained to be dealt with, and were crushed only after a desperate struggle on the banks of the Sambre, in which Caesar was forced to expose his person in the mêlée.
An attempt at relief by Vercassivellaunus was defeated after a desperate struggle and Vercingetorix surrendered.
It was not till after the middle of the 19th century that a long and desperate resistance to foreign intervention under the leadership of Benito Juarez infused new life into the masses and initiated the creation of a new nationality.
But the financial situation was desperate; the federal revenue, mostly from customs - which were evaded by extensive smuggling - was not half the expenditure; and Indian revolts in Yucatan (1847-1850) and in the Sierra Gorda had added to the strain.
Oaxaca city, under Porfirio Diaz,' capitulated to Bazaine - who had superseded the too pro-clerical Forey in October 1864 - in February 1865, and by the autumn of that year the condition of the Juarists in the north seemed desperate.
War, declared before England had gained the naval experience and wealth of the next fifteen years, and before Spain had been weakened by the struggle in the Netherlands and the depredations of the sea-rovers, would have been a desperate expedient; and the ideas that any action on Elizabeth's part could have made France Huguenot, or prevented the disruption of the Netherlands, may be dismissed as the idle dreams of Protestant enthusiasts.
C., near the North Carolina line, by bands of riflemen under Colonels Isaac Shelby, James Williams, William Campbell and others, and after a desperate fight on the wooded and rocky slopes, surrendered.
A desperate battle was fought on the Dogger Bank on the 5th of August between Sir Hyde Parker and the Dutch admiral Zoutman, both being engaged in protecting trade; but Holland did not affect the general course of the war.
Payments of arrears, now amounting to upwards of 4000 florins, was not, however, in the desperate condition of the imperial finances, to be hoped for; and he was glad, while retaining his position as court astronomer, to accept (in 1612) the office of mathematician to the states of Upper Austria.
Desperate, as was the state of his finances, thanks to his previous extravagance, he found money to purchase the services of some three-and-twenty soldiers of the praetorian guard.
Soult's combats in the Pyrenees, and the desperate resistance of St Sebastian, prolonged the struggle through the autumn, and cost the English thousands of men.
It may be that his early death, during the great plague of 1350, at the siege of Gibraltar, only averted a desperate struggle with his legitimate son, though it was a misfortune in that it removed a ruler of eminent capacity, who understood his subjects well enough not to go too far.
On the right the Russians under Wittgenstein advanced from Striesen, the Prussians under Kleist through the Grosser Garten, whilst Prussians under Prince Augustus and Austrians under Colloredo moved upon the Moczinski redoubt, which was the scene of the most desperate fighting, and was repeatedly taken and retaken.
A desperate plan to seize Sparta itself was foiled by Aristocrates, who paid with his life for his treachery.
The rejection of this budget in December by the House of Lords led to d desperate struggle at the polls in January 1910, but the confident hopes of the Unionists were doomed to disappointment.
In one of the actions of this war the "Centaur" and "Implacable," unsupported by the Swedish ships (which lay to leeward), cut out the Russian 80-80-gun ship "Sevolod" from the enemy's line and, after a desperate fight, forced her to strike.
For the next two years all Hungary was convulsed by a horrible civil war, during which the unhappy young king, who fought for his heritage to the last with desperate valour, was driven from one end of his kingdom to the other like a hunted beast.
But, as Murray and his partisans returned to favour and influence no longer incompatible with that of Bothwell and Huntly, he grew desperate enough with terror to dream of escape to France.
According to the Memoirs of Sir James Melville, both Lord Herries and himself resolved to appeal to the queen in terms of bold and earnest remonstrance against so desperate and scandalous a design; Herries, having been met with assurances of its unreality and professions of astonishment at the suggestion, instantly fled from court; Melville, evading the danger of a merely personal protest without backers to support him, laid before Mary a letter from a loyal Scot long resident in England, which urged upon her consideration and her conscience the danger and disgrace of such a project yet more freely than Herries had ventured to do by word of mouth; but the sole result was that it needed all the queen's courage and resolution to rescue him from the violence of the man for whom, she was reported to have said, she cared not if she lost France, England and her own country, and would go with him to the world's end in a white petticoat before she would leave him.
A desperate combat took place on the dunes between forces of equal strength and valour.
Meanwhile the fleet under de Ruyter had encountered a combined English and French force in Solebay (7th of June), and after a desperate fight, in which the French had but slackly supported their allies, had more then held its own.
Betaking himself to the wilds of the country, he gradually gathered round him a body of desperate men whom he led in various attacks upon the English.
Swarms of hardy and desperate men now joined the rebels, and when the praetor Publius Varinius took the field against them he found them entrenched like a regular army on the plain.
Towards the end of r848 Vienna was completely i the hands of the revolutionary party, and it was rc taken only after desperate fighting.
After a desperate resistance the garrison surrendered.
He captured Lovtcha on the 3rd of September, and distinguished himself again in the desperate fighting on the Green Hills in the third battle of Plevna.
In the last years of his short life he engaged actively in politics, and made speeches in Paris and in Moscow in the beginning of 1882 in favour of a militant Panslavism, predicting a desperate strife between Teuton and Sla y.
The crusaders thereupon attacked Constantinople a second time (12th of April 1204), and after a desperate struggle captured the city, which they subjected to hideous carnage.
The enemies of Pericles, who even with the aid of Spartan intrigue had hitherto, failed to harm his prestige, now succeeded in inducing the desperate citizens to fine him for alleged malversation.
He refused the appear- pay of certain of the Turkish troops, and was immediance of ately assassinated A desperate conflict ensued between Mehemet the Albanians and Turks; and the palace was set on fire and plundered.
The tribesmen made desperate efforts to rush the square, but were repulsed, and the position was taken by 2 P.M.
He encountered 4000 dervishes under the amir Saadalla outside the town, and after a desperate fight, in which he lost 50 killed and 80 wounded, defeated them and occupied the town on the 2 2nd.
Once more, however, a desperate attempt was made, by the fable of the "black box," to establish Monmouth's claims; and once more these claims were met by Charles's public declarations in the Gazette that he had never been married but to the queen.
The whole country, however, was on the alert, and at midnight on the 8th, within a month of their landing, James heard that the revolt, desperate from the first, was over and that his rival had been captured close to Ringwood.
In vain the French emperor, within eight days of his entry into Moscow, wrote to the tsar a letter, which was one long cry of distress, revealing the desperate straits of the Grand Army, and appealed to " any remnant of his former sentiments."
From this time on, she took the lead; in Austrasia she engaged in a desperate struggle against the nobles, who wished to govern in the name of her son Childebert II.; brit she was worsted in the conflict and for some time had to seek refuge in Burgundy.
They, again, constantly intrigued with Spain, and there were moments when James, driven desperate by the preachers, listened to their projects.
To those who he thought had been led astray, it was his policy not to be unmerciful; for, in his own words, ` it renders three desperate where it gains one.'
Mataram was bombarded by the fleet, and the troops stormed the sultan's stronghold, and Tjakra Negara, another chieftain's citadel, both after a desperate resistance.
Disguising himself so that his dead body might not be recognized, he turned upon the pursuers and was slain after a desperate resistance (6th of October 1620).
At the time of the rebellion of Vercingetorix (52 B.C.), Avaricum, after a desperate resistance, was taken by assault, and the inhabitants put to the sword.
Unable to induce Burr to avow Federalist principles, influential Federalists, in defiance of the constitution, contemplated the desperate alternafive of preventing an election, and appointing an extra-constitutional (Federalist) president pro tern pore.
The country was saved a desperate civil war by the death of the king's brother, Charles, the nominal head of the coalition, on the 24th of May 1472.
John of Aragon continued the war in Roussillon and Cerdagne, which Louis had seized ten years before, and a most desperate rising of the inhabitants protracted the struggle for two years.
In January 1799 the French under Championnet reached Naples, but the lazzaroni, ill-armed and ill-disciplined French in as they were, resisted the enemy with desperate courage, and it was not until the 20th that the invaders were masters of the city.
On the 13th of June Ruffo and his hordes reached Naples, and after a desperate battle at the Ponte della Maddalena, entered the city.
The troops landed at Messina, of which the citadel had been held by the royalists throughout, and after three days' desperate fighting the city itself was captured and sacked.
Most of the island had now been evacuated by the Bourbonists, but Messina and a few other points still held out, and when the Garibaldians advanced eastward they encountered a force of 4000 of the enemy under Colonel Bosco at Milazzo; on the 20th of July a desperate battle took place resulting in a hard-won Garibaldian victory.
At last he fell, pierced by an arrow, and, in spite of the desperate efforts of his followers, his body remained in the hands of the enemy.
Mazyad, who, after a desperate struggle, defeated Yusuf, took him prisoner and brought him in triumph to Bagdad, where he with several of his officers was killed and crucified.
The city, though blockaded on every side, made a desperate defence for nearly two years.
The situation in Bagdad had become so desperate that the caliph called Toghrul to his aid.
On May 24 a desperate effort was made to storm the Passo di Buole and Pasubio, but the Sicilia and Taro Bdes., who held the Zugna ridge, and the right wing of the 44th Div.
A desperate attack failed to retrieve the error, and Pria Fora remained in possession of the Austrians.
Teias, who was proclaimed his successor, protracted for a few months a desperate resistance in the rocky peninsula of Castellamare, overlooking the bay of Naples.
The first great inrush of population, following the discovery of gold and the opening of the railway, brought many desperate characters, who were held in check only by the stern, swift measures of frontier justice.
Their case was becoming desperate when a troop of Federal cavalry arrived, raised the siege, and took the cattlemen back to Cheyenne as prisoners.
In the desperate battle under the walls of the city, he was severely wounded by Melanippus, but managed to slay his adversary.
When retreat became inevitable, the prospects might well have seemed desperate to those who had to organize it.
Clearly the one hope was to enter into a desperate struggle for the possession of such countries as still hung in the balance; and that could best be done by striking at the heart of the Reformation.
Simultaneously Wladislaus contracted an offensive and defensive alliance with Venice against the Porte, a treaty directly contrary indeed to the pacta conventa he had sworn to observe, but excusable in the desperate circumstances.
At one time the position appeared to be desperate, particularly in view of the fact that the farmers refused to believe that the trouble was due to anything other than the continuous drought of successive dry seasons, but at the present time, after much expenditure of energy and capital, the condition of affairs is once more fairly satisfactory.
Again the victorious Cimbri turned away from Italy, and, after attempting to reduce the Arverni, moved into Spain, where they failed to overcome the desperate resistance of the Celtiberian tribes.
Essex was thus thrown upon his own resources, and his anger against the queen being roused afresh by the refusal to renew his monopoly of sweet wines, he formed the desperate project of seizing her person and compelling her to dismiss from her council his enemies Raleigh, Cobham, and Cecil.
In order to break down the desperate, and in many places organized, resistance of the clergy, he did not shrink from the perilous course, so contrary to his general policy, of subjecting them to the judgment of the laity.
By means of the grist tax (which he had proposed in 1865, but which the Menabrea cabinet had passed in 1868), and by other fiscal expedients necessitated by the almost desperate condition of the national exchequer, he succeeded, before his fall from power in 1873, in placing Italian finance upon a sound footing, in spite of fierce attacks and persistent misrepresentation.
In 1612 an attempt was made by a Jesuit missionary to negotiate a peace, but not till 1640 was the desperate struggle ended by the treaty of Quillin, which left the Indians all the land south of the Bio-bio river.
Antiochus pressed successfully on, and once more recovered Babylonia, but in 129 was defeated in Media and fell in a desperate struggle.
Near Pistoria he hazarded battle with the forces of the latter, but was completely defeated in a desperate encounter.
They got together a band of about twenty men ready to sacrifice their lives for an idea, and set sail on their desperate venture on the 1 2th of June 1844.
Their case was now desperate.
The great schism of the west had already lasted thirty years, and the efforts which had been made to restore unity within the Church by the simultaneous resignation of the two rival pontiffs had been in vain, when in the spring of 1408, the state of affairs being desperate, the idea arose of assembling a council to effect a union without the co-operation of the popes.
He found affairs in a desperate condition.
At the same time we ought not to overlook the affinities between the doctrine of Plotinus and that remarkable combination of Greek and Hebrew thought which Philo Judaeus had expounded two centuries before; nor the fact that Neoplatonism was developed in conscious antagonism to the new religion which had spread from Judea, and was already threatening the conquest of the GraecoRoman world, and also to the Gnostic systems (see Gnosticism); nor, finally, that it furnished the chief theoretical support in the last desperate struggle that was made under Julian to retain the old polytheistic worship.
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She knows she's lost and is desperate.
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."
The year 1700 is memorable in Russian history as the startingpoint of Peter's long and desperate struggle for the hegemony of the north.
In the rhetorical exaggeration of the famous tenth satire, for instance, the highest energies of patriotism - the gallant and desperate defence of great causes, by sword or speech - are quoted 1..
In a desperate soldiers' battle Rome regained the province.
Dissensions broke out among the Shoans, and after a desperate and futile attack on Theodore at Debra-Berhan, Haeli Melicoth died of exhaustion and fever, nominating with his last breath his eleven-year-old son Menelek 2 as successor (November 1855).
Leaving Neill in command at Cawnpore, Havelock started out again on the 29th of July with ten light guns and 1500 men in the desperate attempt to relieve Lucknow, which was 53 m.
Worn out with his evasions, she at last (1723) took the desperate step of writing to Stella or, according to another account, to Swift himself, demanding to know the nature of the connexion with him, and this terminated the melancholy history as with a clap of thunder.
Novello's other son Marsiglio made a desperate attempt to recover Padua in.
He appears to have taken no steps whatever to prevent the crime, beyond writing to Rome in vague terms that " he feared some particular desperate courses," which aroused no suspicions in that quarter.
He maintained an attitude of defiance and of "Roman resolution," smiled scornfully at his questioners, making no secret of his intentions, replied to the king, who asked why he would kill him, that the pope had excommunicated him, that "dangerous diseases require a desperate remedy," adding fiercely to the Scottish courtiers who surrounded him that "one of his objects was to blow back the Scots into Scotland."
In 1711 the voivode Demetrius Cantemir, rendered desperate by the Turkish exactions, concluded an agreement with the tsar Peter the Great by which Moldavia was to become a protected and vassal state of Russia, with the enjoyment of its traditional liberties, the voivodeship to be hereditary in the family of Cantemir.
The rebels were defeated in May in a desperate battle at Cartagena; and continuous fighting went on about Panama, where British marines had to be landed to protect foreign interests.
Reprisals followed; and the position became so desperate that the extermination of the Bushmen appeared to the government the only safe alternative.
They seemed about to rend the land in twain, but they really cured the English of their desperate particularism, and drove all the tribes to take as their common rulers the one great line of native kings which survived the Danish storm, and maintained itself for four generations cf desperate fighting against the invaders.
He left young sons, but the men of Wessex crowned Alfred king, because they needed a grown man to lead them in their Alfred th desperate campaigning.
Some of the local magnates made a desperate defence of their own regions, especially Ulfkytel of East Anglia, a Dane by descent; but the central government was at fault.
After six hours of desperate fighting the victory fell to the duke, who skilfully alternated the use of, archers and cavalry against the unwieldy English phalanx.
When she annulled all the royal acts of the last six years, declared charters forfeited and lands confiscated, and began to raise heavy and arbitrary taxes, she made the partisans of Stephen desperate, and estranged many of her own supporters.
Edwards grip on the land was strong, and it had need to be so, for in 1287 and 1294 1295 there were desperate and widespread revolts, which were only checked by the existence of the new castles, and subdued by the concentration of large royal armies.
But in the following year his position was suddenly changed by unexpected events abroad; the king of France became involved in a desperate quarrel with the pope, and at the same moment his army received a crushing defeat before Courtrai at the hands of the Flemings.
After a day of desperate hand to hand fightingfor the vessels grappled and the whole matter was settled by boardingthe French fleet was annihilated.
Their reply to this very modified show of mercy was to engage in a desperate conspiracy against him.
Moreover, among some classes at least, he had won desperate hatred commons.
The regent Bedford was now in a desperate position.
Richard, however, refused to fly, and was slain, fighting to the last, along with the duke of Norfolk and a few other of his more desperate partisans.
After a desperate fight lasting the greater part of a day, the Scots were outmanceuvred and surrounded.
He was only safe so long as he controlled the government, and prevented the administration of justice, and the knowledge that not only power but life was at stake drove him into a desperate plot for the retention of both.
Even so, the issue of the struggle was for long doubtful, and there were moments when it might have ended by a policy of wise concession; but the Americans, though reduced at times to desperate straits, had the advantage of fighting in their own country, and above all they found in George Washington a leader after the model of the English country gentleman who had upheld the standard of liberty against the Stuarts, and worthy of the great cause for which they fought.
Like the thrifty steward he was, he saw with growing concern the waste of the national resources and the strain upon commerce, with a public debt swollen to what then seemed the desperate sum of £400,000,000.
Its followers were still a minority in the House of Commons; an angry Reform agitation was going on; an ingenious resolution founded on the demand for an enlarged franchise serviceable to Liberals might extinguish the new government almost immediately; and it is pretty evident that the Tory leaders took office meaning to seek a cure for this desperate weakness by wholesale extension of the suffrage.
The measures taken to relieve distress had allured a multitude of needy and desperate men from the surrounding country.
Defeat coming to him at Neerwinden in January 1793, he ventured all on a desperate stroke.
The town of Banias, with its castle, formed also a strong outpost against Damascus, and was the scene, in common with the other strongholds, of many desperate encounters between Moslems and Christians.
He cut off all access to Antwerp from the sea by constructing a bridge of boats across the Scheldt from Calloo to Oordam, in spite of the desperate efforts of the besieged to prevent its completion.
In the general election which followed (June 13 1915), despite the desperate efforts of the King and his party, the Venizelist party were returned with a large majority.
But these were only provisionary and desperate expedients, superposed upon the old routine, a further charge in addition to those already existing; and this entirely mechanical system, destructive of private initiative and the very sources of public life, worked with difficulty even in time of peace.
To put a stop to this, to ensure his own access to the Mediterranean and exclude his chief rival, Napoleon made a desperate effort in 1812 against a country as invincible as Spain.
Nothing loth, he established a revolutionary tribunal, and formed a body of desperate men, called the Legion of Marat, for the purpose of destroying in the swiftest way the masses of prisoners heaped in the jails.
These protests were overruled by the majority of the ministers, who invoked dynastic and monarchical considerations in favor of a desperate stand, however hopeless, in defence of the last remnants of the colonial empire of Spain.
He has told, in dramatic manner, of his more desperate endeavour to hang himself with a garter.
The condition of northern France was rendered more desperate by the outbreak (MayJune 1358) of the peasant revolt known as the Jacquerie, which was repressed with a barbarity far exceeding the excesses of the rebels.
The ill-will between the king and the chancellor reached an acute stage when Sigismund appointed an opponent of Zamoyski vice-chancellor, and made other ministerial changes which limited his authority; though ultimately, with the aid of his partisans and the adoption of such desperate expedients as the summoning of a confederation to annul the royal decrees in 1592, Zamoyski recovered his full authority.
On the 14th of July 1456 Hunyadi with his flotilla destroyed the Turkish fleet; on the 21st Szilagyi beat off a fierce assault, and the same day Hunyadi, taking advantage of the confusion of the Turks, pursued them into their camp, which he captured after a desperate encounter.
The first rift between them came in 1600, when Maurice was forced against his will by the states-general, under the advocate's influence, to undertake an expedition into Flanders, which was only saved from disaster by desperate efforts which ended in victory at Nieuwport.
During his absence in Africa the Achaeans had made a last desperate attempt to assert their independence of Rome.
In the year 1216, Rimini, being worsted by Cesena, adopted the desperate plan of granting citizenship to two members of the powerful Malatesta tribe, Giovanni and Malatesta, for the sake of their aid and that of their vassals in the defence of the state and the conduct of the war.
Malatesta could afford to laugh at this farce, but he nevertheless prepared in haste for a desperate defence (1462).
Desperate as she was, she still hesitated.
By now he had to be desperate to get rid of her.
I was desperate to get away from there and back to now!
I'm not authoritarian by nature but I knew there was a desperate need for leadership of our group.
I was desperate to learn more details and could have used their help.
She had a shit-fit and was desperate to dump the contest but didn't know how.
Desperate to try anything, I picked up the black composition book.
He knew Dusty was right, knew Sofia was right, knew he'd known since just after Darian's death that there was something not right about Claire but was too desperate to hold onto the last piece of his brother to face the truth.
Desperate and immobilized, she sobbed.
Her thoughts jangled in her head, some desperate for him to continue, others claiming she couldn't go home if she started down this path, and still others saying she was screwed either way, figuratively and literally.
I was trained to defuse desperate situations, not sit around and be blind to their development.
She was desperate to hide any blemish on her version of ancestor Annie Quincy's sainthood.
How desperate could she get?
I don't think I can look that desperate if I tried, she said, amazed at Toni's brazen attempts to flash Xander.
The sexy actress told US talk show host Oprah Winfrey she's desperate to get pregnant.
A desperate affray took place, in which several of the officers were wounded, some most seriously.
Here's me desperate tae get rid o the bairn and her desperate tae hae ain.
Surrounded by an army of enthusiastic amateurs running around desperate to please, nothing seemed to go right.
Victor is desperate to get back to the living and Victoria, and the movie follows each characters antics to get what they want.
Every catch by Neenan was greeted with tumultuous applause, every desperate tackle by a Burnley player produced roars of approval.
Arcadia ego Brideshead did not make me lose my (rather desperate attempt at) faith.
Desperate measures were used to conclude the long lasting and cruel war and the decision was made to drop the atom bomb at Hiroshima.
Several desperate attempts at repair eventually led to the whole thing being removed.
Reality TV is & should remain the last bastion of the desperate.
People with OCD carry out these types of compulsion in a desperate bid to calm the anxiety caused by their obsessions.
I was getting desperate for work after a spending binge on the East Coast heading north from Sydney.
In contrast " One Of These Days " is a slow almost breathless song telling of desperate longing for better times.
Eager, or perhaps desperate to land that first client, we can be somewhat cavalier about our own safety.
Despite being desperate to fill the state coffers, Sarkozy kept the fee the same.
Worse still, he ignores her increasingly desperate demands for some reaction to her.
Wanda Jean ' s audience seemed desperate to talk about anything other then the powerful documentary we were there to imbibe.
With each passing day the position for NATO becomes more desperate.
With Leicester getting desperate, we could finally laugh at them.
Some sections experience marginal but very real gains, while others see their already miserable conditions grow even more desperate.
But still only die-hard Hudson fans or desperate horror junkies will find The Skeleton Key worth unlocking.
Hundreds of thousands dead - millions displaced - desperate for aid and in fear for their lives.
A desperate kick downfield by Matt Gilks was headed on by Alan Goodall for the little striker.
The earlier spiritualism was founded upon facts in nature, which did not need the desperate expedient of a miracle to explain.
The Church of England is desperate to give birth to fresh expressions of church.
And we reject the extremism of UKIP and the dispossessed and increasingly desperate, Mr Kilroy-Silk.
But academic niceties become more figural in the present somewhat undignified and desperate scramble for respect and recognition.
It was Hitler's most desperate gamble of the war; he in fact planned its every move.
A rather desperate Dewandre discussed the development of the new style hand grenade and asked for Mills ' technical advice.
To me she looks like a desperate housewife in need of a decent meal.
You can have ' desperate housewife ' or choose your own slogan or name.