despairingly despairingly

Definition(s):

  • (adv) with desperation

Usage(s):

  1. He has watched despairingly, knowing his dog would probably die or be permanently marked by this worst danger to dogs.
  2. Drums have rumbled, reeds have cried out, humanly, despairingly.

News

  • Film Review: Elysium

    Elysium | B- Though many pin the blame on the whiz-bang success of Star Wars, Hollywood science fiction films (or, more despairingly, Syfy movies) have long had a preoccupation with spectacle over ideas. Social commentary, high-minded intellectualism and the exploration of what it means to be human tend to be the exception rather than the rule. Alien monsters, exotic worlds and elaborate special ...
    on August 9, 2013     Source: Detroit Metro Times

Quotes

  1. The 1960s were "the worst decade of our history perhaps, including the Civil War," Mr. Cronkite said in a 2001 CNBC interview, yet at "Cape Kennedy, everybody was not looking down despairingly. They were looking up. ...... It made a...
    on Jul 18, 2009 By: Walter Cronkite Source: Seattle Times

  2. "The Somerset batsmen sensed blood and started stealing twos to him down at third man," Marks said. "Once he dived despairingly in an attempt to prevent a boundary. All he did was gouge out a huge chunk of turf, leaving a hole that was not...
    on Oct 14, 2006 By: Vic Marks Source: CricInfo.com

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