Example sentences for: desperation

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

  • Researchers sometimes prey on patient desperation and fail to obtain informed consent.

  • An article details the desperation among the second-string candidates.

  • Most critics come down hard: Newsweek 's Gates says "it's mostly midtempo mush," and Entertainment Weekly 's David Browne detects a "whiff of desperation" on the record.

  • Pundits variously characterized the likely move as 1) politically astute, since Buchanan would gain a platform for his views; 2) a sign of desperation, given his poor performance in the polls; and 3) misguided, since a three-way race would hurt the Republican nominee.

  • In an editorial Wednesday, the Guardian of London said the warning by the United States, Japan, and South Korea that Communist North Korea will face "serious consequences" if it conducts another long-range ballistic missile test "carries the ring of desperation."


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