Examples of desperately in a sentence
all of a sudden everything went desperately wrong
Origin and Etymology of desperately
First Known Use: circa 1547
DESPERATELY Defined for Kids
Definition of desperately for Students
1 : in a way showing great worry and weakening hope They desperately called for help.
2 : in such a way as to leave little hope He became desperately ill.
3 : with great intensity … I wished desperately that I knew where my mama was … — Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie
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