I am desperate for a cigarette.
In desperation, I decided to try acupuncture.
The desperate bandit's firing at the police!
He longed desperately to be back at home.
[with obj.]she quickened her pace, desperate to escape.
They made a desperate attempt to save the company.
The city is suffering a desperate shortage of water.
He was desperately seeking a way to see her again.
Yet Golding needed her as desperately as he needed Monteith.
The government is desperate to regain credibility with the public.
We never cherish any unrealistic fancies about those desperate criminals.
The urban homeless are often in desperate need of sustenance.
He is desperate to pursue his vocation as an artist.
A desperate tiredness set in after hours of anxious waiting.
The man in the river desperately tried to reach the side.
He careened through foreign territories on a desperate kind of blitz.
You may find hopes and desperations, honesty and lies, stubbornness and wiliness there.
He cut desperately at the rope in an attempt to free his foot.
The report limned a desperate situation.
He waved desperately to his companion.
Eh, well, desperate times call for desperate --
Yeah, desperate times call for desperate measures.
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
'I am desperate, ' said Miss Pross.
He's desperate for my approval. - Why?
You feel a sense of desperation, loneliness.
But I'm desperate for real English food.
What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.
Well, I don't want to appear desperate.
He's desperate to spend time with you.
He does not seem desperate to me.
You've been so desperate to land him.
You desperately wanted and now you have.
After weeks of marching they're desperately tired.
It had been his last, desperate hope.
And you're starting to look very desperate.
She desperately wants to see you killed.
But I couldn't achieve her desperate gallantry.
For years and years, everybody's desperately afraid...
This is a new level of desperation.