Example sentences for: desperate

How can you use “desperate” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • No longer will a woman desperate for a protective order, for example, have to run all over town trying to find the right agency.

  • In recent weeks the characters have become embroiled in the Monica Lewinsky affair, as Ken Starr tries to subpoena a manuscript the three e-mailers are desperate to keep unpublished.

  • Hotline offers aid and advice to Asian immigrants who find themselves in desperate situations and don't know where to turn.

  • These failures frightened investors, whose attempts to pull their money out led to more bank failures; the desperate attempts of surviving banks to raise cash caused both a credit crunch (pushing many businesses that had seemed financially sound only months before over the brink) and plunging stock prices, bankrupting still more financial houses.

  • As a result, numerous units were congregating in the undamaged Marriott Hotel and at the overall command post on West Street by 9:30, while chiefs in charge of the South Tower still were in desperate need of units.


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