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- adv. In a manner showing no hope
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a hopeless manner; without hope; utterly; irretrievably.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a dispirited manner without hope
- adv. in a hopeless manner
- adv. without hope; desperate because there seems no possibility of comfort or success
hopeless + -ly (Wiktionary)