How to use Desperation in a sentence
The desperation in her voice drew his attention.
In desperation, I turned on the tape recorder which had run to its end.
He heard the edge of desperation in her voice.
Desperation made her want to cry.
Claire screamed again, batting at him in desperation to escape.Advertisement
But he showed no sign of life as he took up his position in his corner, and desperation crept through her.
Mahmud, in desperation, now turned for help to the powers.
A sense of desperation almost took her strength away.
His people's hope had turned to desperation in the hands of the Yirkin when every sun-cycle passed and there was no nishani.
He held up the vault again, and desperation crossed her features.Advertisement
Jade shook his head, feeling as if madness born of desperation were creeping into his mind with the pain.
The mother will defend her young with the utmost desperation against any assailant, and ha s p been known to sacrifice her own life rather than desert them.
The state of the prison, the desperation of the prisoners, broadly hinted in their conversation and plainly expressed in their conduct, the uproar of oaths, complaints and obscenity, the indescribable stench, presented together a concentration of the utmost misery and the utmost guilt."
Yussuf, in desperation, drew his dagger and rushed upon the sultan.
In desperation Lambeau turns to his old college roommate, Sean (Robin Williams ).Advertisement
In desperation you seize the budget and dump everything out, and there in a corner is your man, serenely brooding on his own private thought, unconscious of the catastrophe which he has brought upon you.
The situation was however materially altered by the end of August 1826; for the Greeks, driven to desperation, had formally invited the mediation of England, thereby removing Canning's objection to an unasked intervention.
The notion that the Arab invaders were welcomed and assisted by the Copts, driven to desperation by the persecution of Cyrus, appears to be refuted by the fact that the invaders treated both Copts and Romans with the same ruthlessness; but the dissensions which prevailed in the Christian communities, leading to riots and even civil war in Alexandria and elsewhere, probably weakened resistance to the common enemy.
If he were serious, it can only be said that the desperation of his circumstances had momentarily troubled the lucidity of his understanding; if the pamphlet were merely intended as a feeler after public opinion, it is surprising that he did not perceive how irretrievably he was ruining his friends in the eyes of all moderate men.
Lord Glenelg, the colonial minister, had the support of the missionaries in withstanding Wakefield's New Zealand Company, which at length resolved in desperation to send an agent to buy land wholesale in New Zealand and despatch a shipload of settlers thither without official permission.Advertisement
This pathetic attempt at stirring up sectarian hatred is the purest evidence yet of your desperation - Anyway, I thought you'd won?
The crew of twelve climbed the rigging in desperation, washed by the waves.
In desperation she sends Hercules the gift of an embroidered robe given to her by the centaur Nessus whom Hercules had killed.
Desperation creates odd situations and unorthodox methods.
She fought with tenacity born of desperation.Advertisement
She tried to turn away, but the smell filled her senses with inhuman hunger and desperation.
She'd felt that level of desperation before and didn't wish it upon the woman meant to be with Gabriel.
In desperation, the goddess made a series of deals with the former Dark One, Fate, Darkyn and others to alter the series of events that might see her with anyone but Gabriel.
Rhyn considered the words born of desperation.
He had come to Darkyn in desperation, after Sasha had invited him to his bed and then dumped him off with the demons.
Turn into a bird and carry me with you? she asked, desperation in her voice.
It looked like young Donnie had a chance at life, in a home where love was in residence, instead of hatred and desperation.
My guess is she acted out of some inner desperation.
Sarah took on a tone of desperation.
They kissed deeply and Jackson felt her desperation.
Renewed with courage born of desperation, she met his gaze steadily.
Rissa strained to control her wild desperation.
Sorrow, desire, fear, desperation – all spun and solidified into an ache unlike anything she'd ever experienced.
As in all previous insurrections the Poles proved stronger in the field, and Khmelnitski in desperation sought foreign assistance, first in Constantinople and then in Moscow.
Threatened with the desertion of his barons he drove all whom he suspected to desperation by his terrible severity towards the Braose family (1210); and by his continued misgovernment irrevocably estranged the lower classes.
Once more God "appoints" something; it is the east wind, which, together with the fierce heat, brings Jonah again to desperation.
Seeing Past-Death's desperation made Deidre realize Rhyn was right.
As fast as Kris ran, he couldn't catch her. He grew more baffled when she seemed to pull ahead of him without any sign of the exhaustion she'd showed when they stopped. Desperation could motivate, and so could fear for her sister. He pushed himself harder to catch her. Thunder boomed overhead. Forms he assumed were demons swooped above the canopy, casting shadows. He caught glimpses of fur and wings through leaves and ran until his chest was heaving. Hannah remained ahead of him, though he realized he was beginning to gain on her. He had to reach her before the demons did and swept her away, as they had Kiki.
She kissed him hungrily, with the desperation she felt.
Sorrow, desire, fear, desperation â€“ all spun and solidified into an ache unlike anything she'd ever experienced.
Before she died, Eyre had composed the cruelly ironic epitaph, which finally stung her to desperation and death.
In desperation the family hired a private educational psychologist, had expensive audiology and optometry testing done and changed schools.
Don't apologize for your age, lack of recent relevant experience, and do not convey desperation.
Research of today's would-be FTBs, carried out on behalf of Yorkshire Building Society, has revealed the extreme desperation of many.
With increasing desperation are they are trying to find ways of getting you to pay for their party.
Out of his predicament grew desperation, out of desperation grew resentment.
It shows the desperation of a couple, forced to emigrate with their young family by lack of opportunities at home.
These people end up feeling a great desperation in their quest, either feeling not worthy enough or terminally blocked in some way.
In sheer desperation in the final quarter they had to rely on their fitness to pull them through edging us by 2 goals.
In utter desperation, the company offered the SER a hundred year lease on its line in 1844.
The phrase " quiet desperation " has always appealed to me.
Even with decompression, swinging 14½ liters must have been an act of absolute desperation.
In Yugoslavia and Iraq the problem has been brutal and selfish leadership rather than ethnic or economic desperation.
If he did not, it would have looked like an act of political desperation.
Unfortunately, in our desperation to uncover reality, human beings often accept half-truths and lies at face value.
Due to my desperation I enquired about other private hospitals within an hour's drive of where I live.
In fact voluntary manslaughter is where a person is killed by someone else in rage, terror or desperation.
On the other hand, Morton acts her socks off to add subtext, raw emotion and a true sense of desperation.
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.
What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.
Many of these films reek of the desperation of forty years spent trying to get the message across to these idiots.
In desperation Lambeau turns to his old college roommate, Sean (Robin Williams).
It was never my intention to cuckold my partner; I cheated only out of desperation for a meaningful relationship.
Disappointment eventually turns to devastation when you, in an act of desperation, contact the company and find out that the product has been discontinued.
Finally, in desperation, Lee sent Winfrey to live in Nashville with her father, and this time it was to stay.
In desperation, the girl looked outside of her school and neighborhood for the chance to sing.
Out of desperation, they consult a witch for help, but her spell goes awry, and they become lost in time.
Seinfeld said of the stunt, "You know, one thing I hate is any kind of movie promotion that smacks of desperation in any way."
I am wondering if they pick up the sense of urgency bordering on desperation, which I got from reading your email.
There is an argument that using a site such as these to find a date is a sign of desperation - and desperation is never attractive.
Emotional desperation and neediness are rarely attractive qualities in anyone.
Sometimes, out of desperation, guys will turn to sites like the Playbook Company which has scripted "situations" to follow and ask people out.
Meghan gives Felicity a book on wicca when Felicity expresses a desperation to get back to Noel, and Felicity searches through the book herself to find the correct spell after Meghan refuses to help.
If you do, shopping seems like a desperation move to replace the stuff that's about to go bad.
Parking in the wrong spot out of desperation leads to tickets, towing and even booting.
Out of desperation, many automakers offered incredible deals to consumers.
With the Survivor franchise still going strong and contestants always coming up with new strategies out of desperation, it's a certainty that more gaffes will play a part in the game.
In desperation, Earth has begun to train a cadre of elite space-fighters from a very early age.
From the plunging Cliffs of Insanity to the rodent-infested Fire Swamp and the Pit of Despair, the satirically named locations visited by the characters deliver all the danger and desperation one can ask for.
In an act of desperation, after even visiting dermatologists to no avail, I ordered Skin Biology's CP Serum and emu oil.
Toby, Darkyn, and Death knew about the seven days. He felt a flutter of hope where he'd felt desperation before. In seven days, his bond to Katie would return.
Driven to desperation, Ismail made a virtue of necessity and accepted, in September 1878, in lieu of the Dual Control, a constitutional ministry, under the presidency of Nubar Pasha (qv.), with Rivers Wilson as minister of finance and de Blignires as minister of public works.
On the accession of the Caps to power in 1766, Fersen assisted the court in its struggle with them by refusing to employ the Guards to keep order in the capital when King Adolphus Frederick, driven to desperation by the demands of the Caps, publicly abdicated, and a seven days' interregnum ensued.
Seeing them pass, Prince Vasili drew back with obvious impatience, while the princess jumped up and with a gesture of desperation slammed the door with all her might.
From the tone in which the courtiers addressed him and the way Paulucci had allowed himself to speak of him to the Emperor, but above all from a certain desperation in Pfuel's own expressions, it was clear that the others knew, and Pfuel himself felt, that his fall was at hand.
The upper bourgeois, the aristocracy of his "good cities," were his allies both against the nobles and against the artisan class, whenever they revolted, driven to desperation by the oppressive royal taxes which furnished the money for his wars or diplomacy.
Workless, and in desperation, they threw themselves on Edwards mercy,, by the advice of a rich citizen of Ghent, Jacob van Artevelde; and their last scruples of loyalty gave way when Edward decided to follow the counsels of Robert of Artois and of Artevelde, and to claim the crown of France.
It was shaken (c. 528) by the defeat, at the hands of tributary princes goaded to desperation, of Mihiragula, the most powerful and bloodthirsty of its rulers - the " Attila of India."