Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a desperate manner; recklessly; without fear or restraint.
- Excessively; violently; unrestrainedly.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In a desperate manner; without regard to danger or safety; recklessly; extremely.
- adv. in intense despair
- adv. with great urgency
- desperate + -ly (Wiktionary)
“But she clung to the title desperately when she knew that it would be taken from her.”
“These are the people that are finally driving gaming into the mainstream, by forcing it to be accessible again, even as the shrinking group of embattled nerds who would lay claim to the term desperately try to anchor it in the elitist ghetto.”
“They are motivated by the desire to see more and better jobs in desperately poor places, so they assume that their opponents are motivated by the desire to hoard those jobs here.”
“What we need desperately is routine and inexpensive access to LEO.”
“But in desperately failing schools, where most kids lack basic skills, the only way to bushwhack a path out of the darkness is with a good, solid measuring stick.”
“Meanwile, whilst Hain desperately struggles to defend his incompetence, Guido has more to reveal concerning Hain's activities:”
“Believe me, McCain desperately wants to run against Hillary Clinton.”
“Railway workers aboard the train desperately tried to douse the smoke, but their efforts failed, and the box caught fire.”
“One thing I need desperately is a new title … hopefully that will come to me during revisions.”
“And, unless you have taken in desperately sick street dogs and provided them a home, stay off my case.”
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