Example sentences for: desperation

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

  • In desperation, she asked him if there was anything she could do to make his day complete.

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

  • One of the best things about Lubitsch's original is that its Austro-Hungarian, kitsch-laden universe (Nikolaus Laszlo's original play was set in a Budapest perfumery) barely conceals real economic desperation, and there are serious consequences when the two lovers clash and one of them gets fired.

  • Great reviews for this Eddie Murphy-Steve Martin comedy about a low-rent movie-maker (Martin) and his ragtag stable of actors: "Perhaps the funniest movie for grownups so far this year" (Richard Schickel, Time ). Martin, out of desperation, hires a painfully awkward nerd (Murphy) who has no film experience other than being "an active renter at Blockbuster" but who bears a striking resemblance to action star Kit Ramsey (also played by Murphy).

  • It's true that they were smelly and that the sight of poverty and desperation are not pleasant, and they all told the same self-serving lies for my benefit, and could never remember no matter how many times they were told that white women don't think it's a compliment to be told they have big legs, and they were noisy, although they would pipe down if you cared to go out at three in the morning to ask, which the tourists sure won't.


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