I think of the many African American children who sat in one-room schoolhouses, desperately trying to get an education.
And why were these stocked folk "desperately hungry for housing"?
The McCanns say they are desperately worried about the safety of their nine-year old twins who are often subjects of online abuse.
To see a woman so desperately bereft of any pride in herself is beyond depressing.
It is broken and desperately needs an overhaul similar to what the 1986 Goldwater/Nichols Act did for the Department of Defense.
The living creature would not acknowledge that right dominion, most desperately would withstand it.
"I've refused all these to Uncle Timothy; he's been worrying me with questions—" I said desperately.
He was desperately alarmed lest he should be dropped with a crash, poor man!
I want you to love me, love me desperately, the way I love you.
The same sort of desperately serious intellectual attitude is seen in Spencer's remarks on the Opera.
early 15c., "despairing, hopeless," from Latin desperatus "given up, despaired of," past participle of desperare (see despair (v.)). Sense of "driven to recklessness" is from late 15c.; weakened sense of "having a great desire for" is from 1950s. Related: Desperately.