Example sentences for: desperately

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

  • (Not my first tears--the first tears I didn't desperately attempt to conceal.)

  • Hyde, who's trying desperately to be patient, is fingering his gavel like he wants to heave it at Frank.

  • Young adults, like Mary T., a jobless mother of three, trying desperately to keep her kids out of trouble in a crime-ridden neighborhood.

  • She remained desperately poor during her New York sojourn--another reason, perhaps, for her obsession with food--and returned to Japan in 1973, where she lives, by her own choice, in a Tokyo mental hospital that has a special emphasis on art therapy.

  • The parents desperately lobby the cautious and slow-moving Federal Drug Administration and National Institutes of Health to approve experimental gene therapy, but when the treatment comes it does little.

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