Examples of desperately in a Sentence
all of a sudden everything went desperately wrong
Recent Examples of desperately from the Web
The Sounders desperately needed the three points against a last-place United side.
Keirstead might be good enough to win a primary among like-minded progressives, but those voters who desperately are seeking change in the 48th Congressional District need to back a winner in the general election.
Now, as the local government desperately seeks to turn assets into cash, Browns Field, a lush park in the center of town, may be doomed, too.
However, more intersectionality is desperately needed to make this movement stick.
Outcome: Midway through their first season in San Antonio as members of the American Basketball Association, the Spurs desperately needed a star to ensure their survival.
Musk says the bricks could be used to build public housing in Los Angeles, where it's desperately needed.
Following the session, the attendees lined up to talk to Bayer, with many of them crying and desperately seeking help.
The house soup is a hearty sausage and escarole ($6) desperately seeking seasoning.
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a lot, as all get-out, good and;
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Definition of desperately for Students
- They desperately called for help.
- He became desperately ill.
- … I wished desperately that I knew where my mama was …
- —Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie
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