Example sentences for: desperate

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

  • "I burst out laughing--he just looked so desperate," the woman says.

  • One piece mocks Larry King for marrying too often, depicting him as needy, lonely, and desperate for attention.

  • As for taxes--I would gladly give half my income to live in a country without desperate poverty and homelessness, with good schools and health care and child care for all who need it, with real environmental protection and good public services, and in which people who work for a living earn enough to live decently, as in this country too many full-time workers do not.

  • 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.

  • But while the story of these ads is mainly one of a desperate grab for market share and brand identity via the familiar techniques of jittery cameras, hyperbolic humor, and some measure of association with that ineffable quality we now call "extreme-ness," the most interesting new Internet ad campaign offers none of these.


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