Example sentences for: desperation

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

  • I could cite a dozen other tones--of pleading impatience, of emotional exhaustion, of inveigling desperation, and so forth--every possible reaction to the Swede and his predicament.

  • Chechens claim to have seized a village southwest of Grozny; Russians said the fighters fled the capital in desperation.

  • Except for the NYT , the papers pass up the usual trading floor desperation pix in favor of shots of full contact banking on Russian streets.

  • The island proved to be the last bastion of the samurai ideal, when disenfranchised warriors launched the doomed Satsuma Rebellion in their desperation to forestall the relentless march of progress.

  • By June, Gerth was writing, with a tinge of desperation, that the Pentagon "did not find grave damage but did conclude that the United States national security had been harmed."


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