desperately desperately  /ˈdɛ spə rət li/

Definition(s):

  1. (adv) with great urgency
  2. (adv) in intense despair

Usage(s):

  1. The fact that the ultra-cheap, super-sketchy Dauphine sold over 2 million copies around the world is an index of how desperately people wanted cars.
  2. With obsolete tanks, scarce ammo and scant fuel, the Dear Leader's army desperately needs nukes.
  3. Only one in five of the Algerians in Paris has regular employment; the others live in the tradition of the Paris demimonde, vociferously free, but desperately poor.

News

  1. Ike Davis' dad ready to lend a helping hand

    When Ron Davis’ desperately slumping son comes to Arizona next week with the Mets’ Class AAA affiliate, the Las Vegas 51s, he will be there to throw him batting practice.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Record

  2. Soccer-Argentina steal point at altitude in Ecuador

    * Argentina score early, draw 1-1 with Ecuador * Lead reduced to three points over Colombia * Messi plays only for last half hour (Adds Messi quotes) QUITO, June 11 (Reuters) - Argentina took a fourth-minute lead with a Sergio Aguero penalty then hung on desperately for a 1-1 draw away to Ecuador in a World Cup qualifier in the energy sapping thin air of Quito on Tuesday. The Argentines, with ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Soccer-Argentina steal laboured point at altitude in Ecuador

    QUITO, June 11 (Reuters) - Argentina took a fourth-minute lead with a Sergio Aguero penalty then hung on desperately for a 1-1 draw away to Ecuador in a World Cup qualifier in the energy sapping thin air of Quito on Tuesday. The Argentines, with World Player of the Year Lionel Messi only playing for the last half hour, had their lead in the South American group cut to three points with Colombia ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  1. British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said it was now the UN's job to "turn the good words on paper into changes on the ground that are desperately needed."
    on Jan 8, 2009 By: David Miliband Source: Sky News

  2. "It is desperately sad news. Another family with such grief and pain and loss," British Prime Minister David Cameron said. "Of course the 300th death is no more or less tragic than the 299 that came before."
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: David Cameron Source: CNN (blog)

  3. "I've been working desperately hard to find a way forward with the directors, but sadly that has not proved possible," Keegan said. "It's my opinion that a manager must have the right to manage and that clubs should not impose upon any...
    on Sep 4, 2008 By: Kevin Keegan Source: International Herald Tribune

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